ROB SHAW: ‘Denise Savoie, Victoria NDP MP… spent $468,340 in 2008-2009.’


Denise Savoie says she is working ‘for more transparency and accountability,’

but she spent $35,612 more than the average Canadian Member of Parliament last year.


Figures compiled by Canwest News Service show, on average, MPs filed expenses of $432,728 in 2008 – 2009.

Denise Savoie, Victoria NDP MP, said she occasionally flies business class because she feels it’s fair when she starts work at 5 a. m. for both her duties as an MP and as assistant deputy speaker of the House.

She spent $468,340 in 2008 – 2009.

“I’m conscious that it is public money and I try to not do anything exorbitant in terms of my expenses,” she said.


Islander among top-spending MPs

Rob Shaw: rfshaw@tc.canwest/com



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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One Response to ROB SHAW: ‘Denise Savoie, Victoria NDP MP… spent $468,340 in 2008-2009.’

  1. albe says:

    Not to be too pedantic , but this is the taxpayers money, part of all our revenues, do we need a detailed account or just give a pass… we will decide at the next election, whatever happened to t he senate be abolished , did inertia just get us to give up?
    Sorry I didn’t vote for the in party , then maybe a few more jobs would come our way.

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