The former Senate leader for the Conservatives, Majory LeBreton, has publicly announced that she intends to challenge Senator Mike Duffy to present a memo he claims was authored by her giving him assurance that his housing expense claims were in accordance with Senate rules. Majory LeBreton explained that she intends to request Duffy to table the memo (email), which he claims was addressed by her soon after his appointment to the Senate. Duffy has alleged that the memo assures him about his claim to be a P.E.I. resident.
All embattled senators including Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau have chosen to fight against a motion filed by Conservative senators to have them suspended without pay and benefits for “gross negligence” while inappropriately claiming Senate expenses. Motions seeking possible suspensions of the three senators will continue being debated by senators on Thursday.