‘An Unequivocal Act Of Integrity’: Harper’s Lawyer Defends Former-PM’s Role In Duffy Affair | National Post

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Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, Canada's prime minister, gestures during a news conference where he conceded victory on election day in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has swept into office with a surprise majority, ousting Prime Minister Stephen Harper and capping the biggest comeback election victory in Canadian history. Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomerg | Bloomberg via Getty Images

OTTAWA — The lawyer who advised Stephen Harper during the RCMP’s investigation into Sen. Mike Duffy’s senate expense claims has launched an extraordinary defence of the former prime minister’s actions and ethics and suggests authorities now need to hold Duffy to account outside of criminal court.

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