How to end a week: Nigel Wright resigns

Global News

Naturally, this how you end one of the most tumultuous weeks in #cdnpoli.

A statement landed in press gallery inboxes at 8:38 a.m. Sunday morning. It was Nigel Wright’s resignation as Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff:

“In light of the controversy surrounding my handling of matters involving Senator Duffy, the Prime Minister has accepted my resignation as Chief of Staff.

“My actions were intended solely to secure the repayment of funds, which I considered to be in the public interest, and I accept sole responsibility.  I did not advise the Prime Minister of the means by which Sen. Duffy’s expenses were repaid, either before or after the fact.
 
“I regret the impact of this matter on the Government, our Caucus, and all of my colleagues, for whom I have the highest regard.  I came to Ottawa to do my part in providing good government for Canada, and…

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