It is not expected that the money will be repaid to Wright. Conservative Party spokesman Fred DeLorey told CBC News that the party has not reimbursed Wright for his payment. Earlier in the day he had confirmed that the party had not covered Duffy’s expenses.
“We didn’t pay any of the money he reimbursed for living expenses,” DeLorey said in an email. “No party money involved in any way,” he said in another email.
MacDougall wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night that “no taxpayer funds were used” in Duffy’s repayments.