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January 7th, 2014

Another conservative running away from accountability for spending tax dollars

Last November, Conservative MP Patrick Brown headed down to the Big Apple to run in the New York Marathon. We applaud Mr. Brown for his charitable work, not to mention his successful completion of the marathon.

Mr. Brown’s problem is he doesn’t seem to understand that public money must only be spent on work done for the public.

_“__Taxpayers picked up the $1,416.06 tab for Conservative backbencher Patrick Brown to travel to the New York City Marathon in November (…).”_
– Stephen Maher, Ottawa Citizen, January 6th, 2014

Mr. Brown’s next problem is that instead of explaining his actions, this Conservative Member of Parliament refused to answer questions about his trip and failed to provide details of meetings he claims to have had at the UN.

Perhaps Mr. Brown learned how to do expenses from the man he once thought was best placed to talk with his constituents about the Budget, disgraced Senator Mike Duffy.

_“__I am hosting a 'tele-town-hall' starting at 7 p.m. tonight with Senator Mike Duffy and Defence Minister Peter Mackay to discuss the federal budget.”_
– Patrick Brown, Barrie Examiner, March 24th, 2011

Canadians deserve politicians who know when to use their own money instead of reaching into the pocketbook of taxpayers.

Canadians deserve better.