Stardom to Senate to Scandal
Mike Duffy made his name as a political reporter, and in the process became one of Prince Edward Island’s most famous exports. He cast himself as the ultimate insider, Parliament Hill’s man in the know. It made him a household name and one of the Canada’s best-paid journalists. But Duffy wanted to get even closer and lobbied his way into the Canadian Senate, with dire results. Veteran journalist Dan Leger tells the story of Duffy’s rise to the top in Canadian media, his entanglement with the Harper Conservatives, and the scandal that made him one of the most controversial figures in contemporary politics. Includes a foreword by CBC’s Peter Mansbridge and an eight-page colour photo insert.
Dan Leger is one of Canada's most versatile journalists. After twelve years reporting for the Canadian Press in Halifax, St. John's, and on Parliament Hill, he moved to the CBC as a producer and executive producer. In 2005, he joined the Halifax Chronicle Herald as managing editor and columnist. He is a Gemini Award winner and holds two Atlantic Journalism Awards for Commentary. Dan regularly appears on TV and radio. He lives in Halifax.