Spending by Members of Parliament totalled $144.7-million in 2019-20, a roughly 4.3 per cent decrease from 2018-19.
The House of Commons Speakers' parade, pictured on July 20. There are new disclosure requirements for the House and Senate Speakers, among a list of other parliamentary offices, including never-before-disclosed details on trips, contracts (worth $10,000 and higher), and hospitality costs incurred. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Parliament’s system of expense disclosure reports recently got a revamp, with new reports and new details on travel, hospitality, and contract spending to be made public as early as late August.
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Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perreault is asking for the Elections Act to be amended in three areas to help the agency better adapt the election process to ensure safety and accessibility during a pandemic.