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Red Chamber posts $16.3-million surplus

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The biggest savings in Senate expenses, $9.1-million, was a result of reduced Senator spending, helped by less sitting days due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2019 federal election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
By Neil Moss      

The Senate posted a $16.3-million surplus last year, representing about 14 per cent of its $114-million budget, a savings due to the reduced sitting days because of the pandemic and fall election.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
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