07/17/2014 11:55 EDT | Updated 09/16/2014 05:59 EDT

Mike Duffy charges: Opposition parties react

The federal opposition parties are reacting to news of 31 criminal charges laid against Senator Mike Duffy by the RCMP today.

Liberal MP Marc Garneau is holding a news conference in Ottawa starting at 12 p.m. ET, with NDP Nycole Turmel to follow at 12:30 p.m. ET. is carrying both events live starting at 12 p.m. ET.

The RCMP has charged Senator Mike Duffy with bribery, frauds on the government and 29 other charges related to Senate expenses, the awarding of consultant contracts and the acceptance of a $90,000 payment by the prime minister's former chief of staff.

More to come.