Harper on Harper: PM’s evolving language on Wright-Duffy affair

Conservatives are fucked

Global News

Amid flurries of questions over Nigel Wright’s $90,000 payment to Senator Mike Duffy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said repeatedly he has been “very clear” about what he knew when.

But his story’s shifted somewhat in the past six months – most notably on who else, if anyone, knew about the $90,000.

May 28, 2013

Mr. Speaker, the facts here are reasonably simple, whether or not the opposition or anybody else particularly likes them.

The facts are simple and they are clear. It was the belief of Mr. Wright—in fact, I think it is fair to say the belief of all of us—that Mr. Duffy should repay any inappropriate expenses. Mr. Wright ultimately decided, on his own, using his own resources, to assist Mr. Duffy in that repayment, a matter he kept to himself until Wednesday, May 15.

Simple, right? Wright’s money, Wright’s decision – and he didn’t tell a…

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