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Sen. Mike Duffy appeals ruling blocking him from suing Senate over suspension; Duffy appeals ruling blocking Senate lawsuit

Jan 16, 2020 - The Canadian Press

TORONTO - The Senate forfeited any claim to immunity from lawsuits over its suspension of Mike Duffy, because its actions were politically motivated and unlawful, the senator's lawyer argued on Thursday.

In submissions to the Ontario Court of Appeal, Lawrence Greenspon said the decision in November 2013 to suspend Duffy without pay came at the direction of then-Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper's office.

"It's constitutionally outrageous what happened here," Greenspon said....