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Updated: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:27:02 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

NDP vows to keep pressure on PM over Senate expenses



NDP Leader Tom Mulcair once again peppered the prime minister with sharp questions over the Duffy-Wright affair, during question period on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair once again peppered the prime minister with sharp questions over the Duffy-Wright affair, during question period on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair will continue to ask pointed questions of the prime minister until he "comes clean" with Canadians over the Senate expenses scandal, NDP caucus chair Peter Julian told reporters following the party's usual Wednesday meeting with caucus.

Julian said for a second day in a row the NDP will ask Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the second cheque Senator Mike Duffy said Nigel Wright, Harper's former chief of staff, arranged for to help him pay his legal fees.

"We have Mr. Harper condemning Mr. Duffy every day in the House of Commons, but at the same time the Conservative Party was paying his legal fees," Julian said.

"Mr. Harper has to come clean to the Canadian public and he just has to start answering these questions"

Mulcair, who is campaigning in Montreal Wednesday morning, is expected to return to Ottawa this afternoon in time for question period.

The Senate is considering an amendment that would see senators Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin keep their medical benefits if they are suspended without pay.

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