Senator Mike Duffy Defends Copyright; Creators Rights.

Copyright Vital, Gov’t Tol  Friday, June 15, 2018 Public institutions must lead in protecting copyright for Canadian creators, the Library of Parliament committee was told yesterday. “Traditional media are dying,” said Senator Michael Duffy (Independent-P.E.I.). “I want to flag for you the fact that at a time when traditional media are dying for lack of revenues, there is a lawsuit against the Library of Parliament for the breach of copyright,” said Duffy. “I would ... Continue Reading

Senate Committee on National Finance.

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Anti smoking groups complain their funding has been cut, just as Ottawa and the provinces are about to legalize marijuana. Sen Mike Duffy asked ‎bill Blair MP, PM Trudeau's point man on marijuana. (click image to view video) Continue Reading

Senator Mike Duffy Holiday Message

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Scottish minister in Ottawa to strengthen business ties with Canada

Scottish Minister in Town to Strengthen Business Ties with Canada  Reception hosted at Earnscliffe, one-time home of Canada's most famous Scotsman, Sir John A. Macdonald Oct 31, 2017 Ottawa Business Journal Along the bonny banks of the Ottawa River, government officials from both Scotland and Canada gathered Monday during our sesquicentennial anniversary to celebrate 150 years of friendship between our two close-knit countries. The reception was held at the British high ... Continue Reading

Statement – 24 August 2017

Statement 24 August 2017, Cavendish, PEI La version française suit. Statement by Senator Mike Duffy More than a year ago, I was exonerated of 31 criminal charges by Judge Charles H. Vaillancourt of the Ontario Court of Justice. The judge called me a “credible witness” whose conduct was “reasonable and honest.” In his 308 page decision, Judge Vaillancourt examined and dismissed every charge related to my residency, travel claims, and expenses, saying they “met the ... Continue Reading

Mike Duffy trial: 6 notable lines from the judge’s ruling

21 April 2016 - Mike Duffy trial: 6 notable lines from the judge's ruling Judge said the Prime Minister's Office engaged in 'mind-boggling' and 'unacceptable' behaviour By John Paul Tasker, CBC News Posted: Apr 21, 2016  Canadian court watchers have become accustomed to bloodless language from the presiding judge in a criminal trial. Often, the justices are loath to make pronouncements about the behaviour of the ... Continue Reading

Mike Duffy’s Trial Reveals The Real Deceit Came From Harper’s Office : Huffington Post

Mike Duffy's Trial Reveals The Real Deceit Came From Harper's Office Huffington Post - Althia Raj   Mike Duffy won. Two and a half years after warning Canadians he "violated no laws" and "followed the rules," the senator from Prince Edward Island was vindicated Thursday when an Ontario court judge acquitted him of all 31 charges laid against him. What's more, Justice Charles Vaillancourt sided with Duffy. It was he, the Old Duff, not the Prime Minister's Office, the judge ... Continue Reading

Judge Vallincourt exonerates Mike Duffy; attacks PMO

Judge Vallincourt exonerates Mike Duffy; attacks PMO.   Read his decision here : Link to complete Decision (PDF) -- 21 April 2016 Judge Vallancourt Judgement Mike Duffy     Continue Reading

As Duffy trial starts, Wright remains firmly in the spotlight

As Duffy trial starts, Wright remains firmly in the spotlight Daniel Leblanc Ottawa — The Globe and Mail The biggest witness at Mike Duffy’s fraud and bribery trial will also be one of the last. Canadians have been waiting for nearly two years to hear more from Nigel Wright, the former chief of staff to the Prime Minister who dipped into his own pockets to give $90,000 to the embattled senator. They will have to be a bit more patient. Mr. Duffy’s trial will start on April ... Continue Reading

Duffy trial promises crash course in controversial Senate expense, housing rules

1 April 2015 – Duffy trial promises crash course in controversial Senate expense, housing rules Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press OTTAWA - When lawyers arrive at the Ottawa courthouse Tuesday for the long-awaited start of the Mike Duffy trial, they'll be armed with the equivalent of advanced degrees in the rules governing Senate expenses. Both sides will be armed with heavy binders packed with reams of notes on the guidelines provided to senators, and on the often confusing system ... Continue Reading