The Canadian Press

2015-06-05 | Senate Expenses

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Senator James Cowan, the Liberal leader in the Senate, is confirming that he is among the senators named in auditor general Michael Ferguson's forthcoming audit of expenses. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell says other senators are bracing for a firestorm of criticism, and are already lashing out against members of the House of Commons. (Senator Cowan says he is having what he calls a "respectful disagreement" with auditor Michael Ferguson over travel expenses from 2011 that he says total "a little over" 10-thousand dollars.)

Date: 2015-06-05
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << with the fire store whipping up around the audit imminent release Senators many of whom are now being forced to account for spending on postage stamps and paper clips say members of parliament should be subject to the same scrutiny some say MPS have no right to judge the Senate when they're not going to open their own books to the same degree as Senators have done so far >>