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The House: Mike Duffy trial preview

Suspended Senator Mike Duffy has promised that the whole story surrounding his questionable expenses would come out in court. On Tuesday, we'll start to find out if that's true. Chris Hall and Jennifer Ditchburn bring you up to speed for the long-anticipated trial with serious political consequences.
Mike Duffy is shown arriving at the Senate in Ottawa, Monday, October 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

It will be one of the most highly-scrutinized political stories of 2015, and it will unfold at the Ottawa courthouse.

The trial of suspended Senator Mike Duffy kicks off on Tuesday. The former star Conservative fundraiser is facing 31 charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust.

CBC National Affairs editor Chris Hall and Canadian Press Parliamentary reporter Jennifer Ditchburn will both be covering the proceedings. They outline what is known about the case and they break down the potentially significant political implications of the trial, particularly for the Prime Minister.

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