Harper says Nigel Wright 'dismissed' over $90K Mike Duffy cheque - 2013-10-28
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he "dismissed" chief of staff Nigel Wright over a $90,000 cheque that Wright gave to Senator Mike Duffy to cover Duffy's questionable expenses, contrary to Harper's previous comments that Wright resigned.
In a Halifax radio interview with Jordi Morgan on News 95.7, Harper said his responsibility in the ongoing Senate expenses scandal is to take "appropriate action."
"I think the responsibility whenever things go wrong is for us to take appropriate action. As you know, I had a chief of staff who made an inappropriate payment to Mr. Duffy, and he was dismissed," Harper said.