Members of Parliament appear to be coming around to the Auditor General’s request of reviewing their expenses. In some cases (ie. Michael Ignatieff) there’s been a complete flip-flop in positions held on this issue. Perhaps politicians have realized that the voters want to know. But how will MPs “sell” to Canadians some of the expenses the AG uncovers?
Camera pulls back from Member of Parliament sitting in a deep red leather chair, smoking a cigar and being served a glass of port by a manservant…
Cigar allowance: $1200
This week’s meals at Hy’s Steak House and Momma Theresa’s, wine included: $5,00o
HD flat screen TV for office: $2000
The Beatles Stereo and Mono Box sets: $500
Flowers for secret admirer: $1000
Flowers for the wife: $2000
Investment in Rahim Jaffer’s company (government MP only): $25000
Donation to Bob Rae’s leadership fund (Liberal MP only): $20000
MP raises glass in a toast to the viewer, blows smoke (if you know what I mean)
There are some things money can’t buy – For everything else there’s an MP’s secret expense account.