The Duffy trial has wrapped up for a break. Now what?

The Duffy trial won’t return until after the election. But will its ghost haunt a campaigning Stephen Harper? Evan Solomon and Nick Köhler discuss.

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Sen. Mike Duffy, a former Conservative caucus member, leaves the courthouse in Ottawa following the second day of testimony by Chris Woodcock, former director of issues management in the Prime Minister’s Office, on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. The trial is expected to break until November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

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With a number of explosive revelations in the past week coming from some of the top staffers in the Prime Minister’s Office, the trial of Mike Duffy has been dominating discussion on the campaign trail so far. So what happens when the trial shuts down for a break? That’s the big question right now, as a courtroom drama that has pulled in Stephen Harper’s current and former chiefs of staff goes on hiatus until November, after the election.

So what now? Even with the trial on pause, will it continue to follow Harper and the Conservatives as they continue their campaign? Or will it fade away from Canadians’ collective consciousness?

Nicholas Köhler, who has been reporting from the courtroom every day for Maclean’s, discusses the ultimate impact of the trial’s revelations on the election with Evan Solomon.

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