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Senate on a spending ‘slippery slope,’ says Sen. Marshall, as Senators review office-expense rules

By Charelle Evelyn      

Senators rejected staff-suggested changes to the rules governing how they spend money from their office budgets, in favour of examining the rules and coming up with their own changes.

Conservative Senators Don Plett, left, and Elizabeth Marshall, right, say Senators should be the ones to examine the rules about eligible expenses from their office budgets. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Controversy over a Senator’s use of her office budget to conduct a public opinion poll is the latest irritant for members of the Upper Chamber who say the way Senators spend is treading uncomfortably familiar ground, as Senators prepare to take a deeper dive into the rules that govern their expenses.

Charelle Evelyn

Charelle Evelyn is a managing editor with The Hill Times.
- cevelyn@hilltimes.com


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