08/28/2015 05:32 EDT | Updated 08/28/2015 05:59 EDT

Ray Novak: 'I Did Not Know That Mr. Wright Was Going To Cut That Cheque'

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Chief of Staff Ray Novak stands along the wall as he watches the prime minister speak to members of Caucus on Parliament Hill Tuesday May 21, 2013 in Ottawa. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

The prime minister’s chief of staff Ray Novak insists he did not know that his predecessor, Nigel Wright, was going to give Mike Duffy a $90,000 cheque to repay questionable Senate expenses.

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