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04/08/2015 11:23 EDT | Updated 06/08/2015 01:12 EDT

Duffy trial hears about Senate residence rules

OTTAWA - The former law clerk from the Senate says there are a number of indicators that determine a senator's residence.Mark Audcent is on the stand on Day Two of suspended senator Mike Duffy's trial on 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery.Two of the charges relate to living expenses Duffy claimed in his capacity as senator for Prince Edward Island.The Crown says saying Duffy was actually living full time in an Ottawa suburb.Audcent says the factors involved in determining residence include where someone physically spent most of their time, where they got their government services, where they paid their taxes and where they did things like go to church or go bowling.But Audcent testified he didn't consider it his job to police those indicators.