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Senator Mike Duffy, who faces 31 criminal charges, gets out of his vehicle outside a pet kennel in Kensington, PEI, on Friday.
Senator Mike Duffy, who faces 31 criminal charges, gets out of his vehicle outside a pet kennel in Kensington, PEI, on Friday.
(Andrew Collins/REUTERS)

Mike Duffy’s trial will test Harper’s political defences

Every time Mike Duffy’s name returns to the news, Stephen Harper’s hold on power seems a little more brittle.

By now, you’d think this scandal’s impact would have been exhausted. But people are still interested. It can still damage. And each time it pops back up, it underlines that Mr. Harper’s formidable political defences are getting weaker.