04/23/2015 10:26 EDT | Updated 04/23/2015 12:59 EDT

Mike Duffy's Badly Redacted Diary Suggests Illegal Enbridge Lobbying

Enbridge did not register any of its 2012 communications with the senator, confirmed the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada.

National Observer

Redacted entries in Mike Duffy’s diary suggest he was in regular undisclosed contact with pipeline giant Enbridge during the height of the federal government's scorching attacks on environmental activists and charities in 2012.

The suspended senator’s journal shows a flurry of conversations and emails with or about top-level Enbridge executives, then PMO chief of staff Nigel Wright and the Prime Minister between January and June of 2012, just as the National Energy Board started its hearings on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal.