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Sen. Mike Duffy loses appeal over lawsuit seeking damages from Senate

Aug 28, 2020 - The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Sen. Mike Duffy has lost his bid to overturn a court decision blocking him from suing the Senate for millions of dollars over his suspension without pay.

The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a 2018 lower court ruling that said the Senate's decision to suspend Duffy is protected by parliamentary privilege.

In a unanimous ruling released Friday, the three-judge panel said the courts do not have jurisdiction to rule on matters decided by the Senate.

"They may be adjudicated...