The trial of Senator Mike Duffy has been halted briefly as lawyers for the Senate leadership go to court to block the release of a "never-before-seen internal audit."
The Globe and Mail reports that the audit was "conducted by a senior Senate official in early 2013, in the wake of questions about senators claiming living expenses for homes in Ottawa":
The official had been reviewing the residency status of senators and she identified that seemed to be a lack of criteria for establishing what constituted residency.
The Senate argues that the documents should not be released on the grounds of "parliamentary privilege or immunity."
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