Conservative MPs Bob Zimmer and Todd Doherty spent a combined $297,500 between April 1 and June 30, while House officers racked up nearly $4-million.
Between April 1 and June 30, the top-spending MPs were, from left, Tories Bob Zimmer and Todd Doherty and Liberal Randy Boissonnault. Liberal MP Pam Damoff, right, spent the least. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, file photograph
Travel to a far-flung riding and replacing outdated equipment all contributed to Conservative MP Bob Zimmer posting the highest expenses of any Member of Parliament for the first quarter of the 2018-19 fiscal year.
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