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AUG 25, 2015 - The Hill Times

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'At the time I felt that we were doing the right thing. I felt that it was the truth,' former PMO staffer Woodcock tells Duffy trial

Tim Naumetz Tue, 2015-08-25 17:58 A former head of damage control and crisis management in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s PMO testified Tuesday he was not troubled by questions of ethics and raised no concerns in 2013 as he and other PMO operatives were aware the Conservative Party intended to keep secret a plan to pay off $33,000 worth of housing ...

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AUG 25, 2015 - Globe and Mail

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Harper’s office ‘forced’ Duffy to repay expenses, lawyer argues

Defence lawyer Donald Bayne was cross-examining the PMO’s former director of issues management, Chris Woodcock, and he used the ex-Conservative staffer’s own words to argue that Mike Duffy did not want to acknowledge he had mishandled his expenses and had to pay them back

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AUG 24, 2015 - Globe and Mail

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PMO feared 'embarrassing' Senate scandal would harm Tory brand

Ex-PMO official testifies that stories around Duffy expense scandal were 'highly negative,' which led to plans to persuade Mike Duffy to reimburse his controversial claims

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AUG 24, 2015 - The Hill Times

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Woodcock says he didn't see in Wright's email he would 'personally cover' Duffy's $90,000 until it was made public

'I didn’t see that at the time,' former PMO issues management director Chris Woodcock testifies at Senator Mike Duff's trial. 'I actually didn’t see that line until late June 2013 [after an RCMP investigation had ramped up]. I was quite surprised when I saw it.' Tim Naumetz Mon, 2015-08-24 15:20 A former PMO crisis manager who was informed in a ...

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AUG 24, 2015 - Globe and Mail

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Harper’s office feared Senate scandal would harm Tory brand, Duffy trial hears

The Prime Minister’s Office feared the steady flow of stories on the expenses of Conservative senators would hurt the party’s brand, which led to plans to convince Mike Duffy to reimburse his controversial claims, an ex-PMO official said on Monday

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