MPs have spent a total of $151-million, which represents an increase of about 2.4 per cent from the 2017-18 year, which saw MPs spend a total of $147.7-million.
Liberal MP Bob Nault and Conservative MPs David Yurdiga and Todd Doherty were among the highest-spending MPs for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran was the highest-spending Senator of the year. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and file photograph
Overall MP spending has hit a new peak at $151.1-million in the 2018-19 fiscal year, according to Members’ expenditure reports.
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