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.
Appointed on the advice of
Province / Territory
Total Other Travel
Sibbeston, Nick G.
Cools, Anne C.
Lovelace Nicholas, Sandra
Cowan, James S.
Oliver, Donald H.
That’s the Senate’s record of entitlement and inappropriate spending.
While Conservatives continue to defend Senate entitlements, New Democrats will defend taxpayers.