Next witness is Ashley Cain, volunteer that Crown alleges was paid $500 for volunteer work
Volunteered in Duffy's office. Got it via real estate friend who knew Duffy.
While attending Algonquin College for journalism.
Interviewed by EA Melanie Vos - Crown: Did she asked or expect to be paid? Cain: "No"
January 2010 to June/July 2010
Didn't sign a contract. Didn't sign any employment papers.
No security clearance papers signed.
was mostly the assistant to his assistant. Open/sort mail, send acknowledgement that mail received, sort through business cards that accumulated (creates electronic versions of business cards via scanner)
JN any interaction with Duffy? Cain: "A few" - mostly sitting with Duffy and his assistant "to chat"
Term end day wasn't pre determined. Ended when things "were winding down" in summer... "didn't have much work for me"
Crown showing cheque of Cain from Maple Ridge Media
Cain says she received it via the mail. "Assumed it was for my work"
She says there was expecting this cheque because Duffy told her she was doing "good work" and he "wanted to get me some money for that"
who raised issue of giving money? Cain: Senator Duffy
Cain said she isn't familiar with Gerald Donohue is, or what Maple Ridge Media is.
Back to placement, each volunteer session was between 2-4 hours.
Crown done with witness, cross-examination to begin
After placement, Cain says she work at a bank after, then worked at Conservative Resource Group, then worked at MP's office (Sept 2011-Dec 2011), then at PMO from Dec 2011 to present
$500 for seven months. it was very modest, wasn't a lot of money?
Bayne: Duffy's popular. Mail is important to parliamentarians, important service to EA, opening and sorting mail, responding?
Bayne: Not different than what you're doing with the PM now?
Bayne: So during the months as volunteer, your work was clearly parliamentary work
Bayne: Are you aware of stories in news of young interns being advantage of?
Bayne: No suggestion the $500 was personal benefit to Duffy? He didn't ask you to cash it and give him half back?
Cain says discussion about payment via email with Duffy and his assistant.
Bayne: Real work, valid work, solely related to running his senate office, right? Cain: Right
Bayne: There is no personal aspect to your relationship with Duffy. Entirely professional? Cain: Right
Bayne asks Cain why she works at Duffy's office: "I really enjoyed going and I had a good professional relationship with Melanie"
Bayne pointing out if Cain asked if there was opening for full time work. Cain says yes.
Crown re-exam: On Bayne's Q of young interns being advantage of
Would you have felt taken advantage of if Duffy didn't pay you? No
Make up artist Jacqueline Lambert is next crown witness.
Since 1982, self employed make up artist
Knew Duffy before he was in the Senate, did make up for TV appearances for years
Known Duffy since the late 80s, providing make up services since that time
Aware that Duffy was appointed in Senate
"Yes" - provided make up services after appointment in Senate - "Twice"
JL: First time, when I did make up for sen duffy and prime minister for a televised q and a in the railway room of parliament hill
JL: 2nd time: a photo shoot for formal photos of Sen Duffy
JN Where did that photo shoot take place?
JL In one of the rooms in the senate
JN This was the photo shoot for the senate?
JN Aware of what the photo shoot was?
JN Your role?
JL Be a second eyes for the photographer, jacket wasn't crumpled, hair wasn't sticking up
JN Did you invoice?
JN Your fee structure?
JL I charge a minimum 6 hour call. Can't recall precise rate back then.
JN goes to Exhibit 3, Tab 16, last page
One of Lambert's invoice dated March 9, 2009 - for March 5, 2009 photo shoot. "Minimum call $300.00"
JL says she provided the invoice to Sen. Duffy
On the event with PMSH/Duffy
JN: Who contacted you to arrange that job?
JL: "Sen duffy"
JN: Did you provide your services to anyone else that day
JL: "To prime minister Harper"
JN: When was arrangement made to provide services to him as well?
JL: "I don't remember"
JN: Who did you invoice?
JL: "Maple Ridge Media"