Duffy claims more than $10,000 in expenses on B.C. trip where Conservative Party sent him to be guest speaker

'We were delighted to have him, because frankly other than the prime minister he would have been the biggest draw for any party, slash, community event, in the country,' says Troy DeSouza, a former Conservative candidate, speaking about suspended Senator Mike Duffy appearing as a guest speaker at a charitable fundraising event.

Suspended Senator Mike Duffy is on trial for fraud, breach of trust and bribery and faces a total of 31 charges. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:53 AM

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