House, Senate expenses tick up, with MPs spending more than $65-million in first half of 2018-19
By Beatrice Paez Dec. 19, 2018
MPs’ expenses for the first six months of the fiscal year rose by 3.8 per cent from $63-million in 2017, while Senators’ second-quarter expenses increased by 1.1 per cent from $1.1-million.
Conservative MP Todd Doherty, right, topped the list of the House's biggest spenders, disclosing $301,744 in expenses. Fellow Conservative Bob Zimmer, left, came in second with $290,292 in expenses, while Liberal MP Gudie Hutchings, middle, rounded out the list, billing $259,758. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Hill Times file photograph
MPs billed Canadians $65.4-million for a range of expenses over a six-month period, while Senators disclosed $1.3-million in spending over three months, according to recent disclosure filings.
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