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Court should allow Senate audit at Duffy trial in public interest, say media

'In general, secrecy over the proceedings and activities of any legislative body is inconsistent with Parliamentary privilege and contrary to the public interest,' say Toronto lawyers representing three media organizations and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.

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PARLIAMENT HILL—Three of Canada’s media giants and an association of journalists advocating freedom of expression argue a Senate claim of privilege over a secret audit lawyers for suspended Senator Mike Duffy want to enter as evidence at his fraud and breach of trust trial is trumped by the public interest of an open and transparent Parliament. The argument is contained in submissions lawyers representing the media companies and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression made in Sen. Duffy’s fraud and

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