March 5th, 2014

NDP Congratulates Liberal Party on playing catch up with the NDP on transparency

Today, the Liberal Party is proposing a motion that will have MP expenses posted by the House of Commons, rather than rely on a system of self-reporting as the Liberals originally proposed.

This was one of the NDP’s first proposals on MP expenses.

As the NDP said in its dissenting opinion at the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs:

"MPs cannot continue both to police themselves and choose to disclose only expenses partially and without adequate documentation. Canadians have a right to know how their public money is being spent."

We’re glad the Liberals are finally catching up.