August 18th, 2015

NDP writes RCMP on role of Wright, PMO staff in Duffy scandal

Today, NDP Ethics Critic Charlie Angus wrote to RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson asking whether, in light of new information uncovered at the Duffy trial, charges will be laid against Nigel Wright and whether an investigation into at least a dozen other members of Stephen Harper’s staff will be undertaken.

“Given the details that have now come to light about the $90,000 dollars Mr. Wright paid to Mr. Duffy and the involvement of at least a dozen staff in the Prime Minister’s office, I am writing to ask whether the RCMP will now be laying charges against Nigel Wright,” wrote Angus. “I am also asking, based on this new information, whether Ray Novak or any other staff working in the Prime Minister’s office should be investigated for their role working with Mr. Wright in relation to this matter.”

Angus first wrote the Commissioner last April, asking why Nigel Wright hadn’t been charged alongside former Conservative Senator Mike Duffy. Since then, significant new evidence has been revealed at trial that raises new questions about Mr. Wright and the PMO’s role in this scandal.