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2013 03 05
Senate travel hog-troughing is a bipartisan affair

Let it never be said that defending Senate entitlements is purely a Conservative affair.

 While it’s well known now that Senator Pamela Wallin tops the list of Senators for ‘other’ travel, – that is to say travel not between Ottawa and their ‘home’ province.

 But what about the other Senators topping the list with the highest ‘other’ travel expenses?

 Of the top ten, eight are Liberals, another is Conservative and the other is an independent, previously both Liberal and Conservative, who now is spending her time attacking the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

 

Name

Appointed on the advice of

Province / Territory

Affiliation

Total Other Travel

Wallin, Pamela

Harper (C)

Sask

Conservative

$   314,310.09

Kenny, Colin

Trudeau (Lib.)

Ont

Liberal

$   225,426.55

Poy, V

Chrétien (Lib.)

Ont

Liberal

$   181,713.58

Sibbeston, Nick G.

Chrétien (Lib.)

NWT

Liberal

$   138,770.18

Cools, Anne C.

Trudeau (Lib.)

Ont

Independent

$   121,944.16

Lovelace Nicholas, Sandra

Martin (Lib.)

NB

Liberal

$   116,855.28

Munson, Jim

Chrétien (Lib.)

Ont

Liberal

$   111,820.65

Watt, Charlie

Trudeau (Lib.)

Que

Liberal

$   101,257.93

Cowan, James S.

Martin (Lib.)

NS

Liberal

$        93,573.03

Oliver, Donald H.

Mulroney (PC)

NS

Conservative

$      83,346.90  

 

 That’s the Senate’s record of entitlement and inappropriate spending.

 While Conservatives continue to defend Senate entitlements, New Democrats will defend taxpayers.

 

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Thomas Mulcair