Senator Mike Duffy is depicted speaking on the stand in a courtoom illustration. (Photo: Greg Banning/CP)
On Friday alone, the court heard:
- How a Canadian intelligence agent from Prince Edward Island might have partly inspired the character of James Bond;
- How sewage problems in the Charlottetown harbour affected local fishermen;
- That a musician from Prince Edward Island was in songstress Anne Murray's band and also sold Yamaha music equipment around Atlantic Canada;
- That just getting considered as a Canadian supplier for aerospace giant Boeing could cost millions of dollars.
Duffy's stories don't always line upBut Duffy's exhaustive accounts of past events don't always match up with those of other witnesses who testified earlier. For instance, former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro said Duffy went to his riding in 2010 to attend a dog show and the two met for coffee on the side. Duffy's version is that he was there at Del Mastro's suggestion to meet with a local radio station and when that fell through, he said Del Mastro talked to him about an idea for a Conservative TV show — the dog show being an unplanned side trip. Earlier this week, Duffy said former MP Gary Lunn cancelled a Vancouver Island appearance with the senator the night before the event. Lunn testified that it was scrubbed weeks before. It will be left to the Crown attorneys next week to try to highlight any inconsistencies and for Justice Charles Vaillancourt later to sift the mountains of trivia for relevant nuggets.
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