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Tue Jun 4, 2013, 08:41 AM

Nigel Wright’s role as party bagman deserves scrutiny: McQuaig

For a guy forced to resign at the centre of a raging political storm, Nigel Wright has so far emerged largely unbruised.

While Senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin would be hard-pressed these days to find Conservatives willing to follow them on Twitter, Wright has been staunchly defended by conservative guru David Frum, who described Wright as the person he most admires in all of British, American and Canadian politics.

Even beyond conservative circles, Wright has largely been depicted as an honourable and decent fellow who generously but inappropriately dug into his own pocket to pay off Duffy’s improperly claimed $90,000 Senate expenses.

Less attention has been paid to Wright’s role as one of the Harper Conservatives’ top bagmen.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/06/04/nigel_wrights_role_as_party_bagman_deserves_scrutiny_mcquaig.html

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Tue Jun 4, 2013, 08:54 AM

1. For anyone to believe Wright handed over 90 thousand out of the goodness of his heart...

they must believe in unicorns as well. I remember well the issues surrounding Wright when Harper brought him in as his chief of staff, the various conflicts of interest he would have, etc. There is much yet to come out, imo, including the REAL reason Wright covered for Duffy by 'giving' him the 90 thousand dollars.

There is a ton of dirty laundry behind this, I have NO doubt, and Wright is right in the middle of it as is Harper, imo.

Thanks, Chimo, for the article, it was an interesting read.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 07:54 PM

2. Much

More if one wishes to dig. We have to wait for wikileaks unless we do the digging. CIA Soviets to Middle East and jet fighters!

Who is Nigel Wright, the man who bailed out Mike Duffy?



Nigel Wright has been parachuted in to lead high-profile talks on the trans-Pacific free-trade zone. He was instrumental in drafting the policy to limit foreign investment in the oil sands. He is a key strategist on job-skills training arrangements with the provinces. But this week, Stephen Harper’s chief of staff – who is described by one official as “almost like a deputy prime minister,” has known his boss for decades and commands his respect as few others – also became a $90,172.24 liability.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/who-is-nigel-wright-the-man-who-bailed-out-mike-duffy/article12005408/?page=all

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/news/nigel-wright-mike-duffy
http://mincanada.com/who-is-nigel-wright/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/03/pol-cp-f-35-nigel-wright-harper-conflict-interest.html

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Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 12:06 AM

3. Thanks for the article.

I would dearly love to find out what Duffy has on them. Where is anonymous when you need them?

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