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Senate offers more transparency, pollster warns politically 'very risky' to manage

Senate publishes more details on travel, office and hospitality expenses, Grit Sen. Jim Munson says Senators need better office budgets to do better jobs.

For the first time in its history, the Senate posted its office budgets, travel and hospitality expenses online, but one of the country's leading pollsters says it is not enough to change the Senate's image and could even pose a risk to the debate surrounding the Upper Chamber's worth.

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Senate offers more transparency, pollster warns politically 'very risky' to manage

Senate publishes more details on travel, office and hospitality expenses, Grit Sen. Jim Munson says Senators need better office budgets to do better jobs.

For the first time in its history, the Senate posted its office budgets, travel and hospitality expenses online, but one of the country's leading pollsters says it is not enough to change the Senate's image and could even pose a risk to the debate surrounding the Upper Chamber's worth.

  

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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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