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Canada’s Harper Backs Chief of Staff Amid Spending Scandal

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he still has confidence in his chief of staff, Ray Novak, who is implicated in a Senate spending controversy.

“When people are working for me, they have my confidence,” Harper told reporters Thursday at a campaign stop near Toronto. “If they didn’t have my confidence, they wouldn’t be working for me.”