Ex-ally of Canada PM set for high-profile bribery trial

April 6, 2015 5:26 PM

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Ex-ally of Canada PM set for high-profile bribery trial

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A former ally of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper goes on trial for fraud and bribery on Tuesday in a case that could damage the governing Conservatives' chances of winning October's general election.

Mike Duffy, a former television reporter who became a popular fund-raiser for the Conservatives, faces 31 criminal charges related to activities after Harper appointed him to the Senate, the upper chamber of Parliament.

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