Duffy wants to keep some of his diary entries private

OTTAWA - Sen. Mike Duffy may no longer be part of the Conservative caucus, but he's still trying to keep some of its secrets at his trial.

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Duffy is being cross-examined by the Crown for the second day and prosecutor Mark Holmes is taking him through diary entries and all of the paid speeches he gave after being appointed as a senator.

Court heard that when Duffy handed over his diaries to the Prime Minister's Office to address the question of his residency, he tried to blank out anything he felt wasn't relevant, including notes from what are supposed to be confidential caucus meetings.

But his efforts didn't obscure the passages entirely and he also ran out of time to hide them all, leaving the prosecutor to read out some entries over Duffy's protests.

Duffy left the Tory caucus in 2013 amid a controversy over his living and travel expense claims, which led to his trial on 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery.

The senator has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Follow along with CTV reporter Katie Simpson's tweets from the the courtroom here:


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