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2014 01 20
A portrait of Canada's Senate in numbers: Senate expenses

Unlike the House of Commons, the Senate of Canada keeps no publicly available index of debates, no centralized list of votes by its members and no list of legislative work being done by Senators.

Information about their activities is spread over hundreds of different web pages. So, as a public service, the NDP has gathered together this data on the unaccountable Senate in an effort to draw back the red curtain.

Who are the biggest spenders in the Senate?

Unlike the House of Commons, which allows for expense data to be easily downloaded, the Senate spreads its information out over hundreds of different PDFs on their website.

Download and sort through all those files, and you will discover the following.

Top 10 on expenses this Parliament

Sibbeston, Nick G.

Liberal

$     892,430.94

Mercer, Terry M.

Liberal

$     887,003.35

Wallin, Pamela

Conservative

$     853,114.38

Watt, Charlie

Liberal

$     779,791.32

Cowan, James S.

Liberal

$     779,617.88

Patterson, Dennis Glen

Conservative

$     724,715.63

Lovelace Nicholas, Sandra M.

Liberal

$     716,349.84

Manning, Fabian

Conservative

$     712,979.95

Mitchell, Grant

Liberal

$     703,863.71

McCoy, Elaine

PC

$     700,666.32

Martin, Yonah

Conservative

$     688,625.76


Top 10 for ‘other travel’ spending this Parliament

Wallin, Pamela

Conservative

$   313,341.14

Kenny, Colin

Liberal

$   204,368.28

Poy, Vivienne

Liberal

$   148,726.25

Lovelace Nicholas, Sandra M.

Liberal

$   147,843.58

Sibbeston, Nick G.

Liberal

$   140,738.14

Cools, Anne C.

Independent

$   140,149.51

Munson, Jim

Liberal

$   127,223.34

Cowan, James S.

Liberal

$     94,081.36

Oliver, Donald H.

Conservative

$     92,981.02

Eggleton, Art

Liberal

$     77,289.78

 

For $90 million a year, Canadians deserve better from the Senate.

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Thomas Mulcair