The Canadian Press

1993-06-22 | Senate-Raise

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Senators felt the public's fury in June. An ill-timed decision to raise tax-free expense allowances by six thousand dollars narrowly passed before the summer break. But the backlash was so fast and furious that senators were called back from their holidays to rescind it. Toronto Tory William Kelly was one of 26 senators who voted for the measure. (Senators got a 64-thousand dollar salary and $10,400 in tax-free allowances. The vote to increase the allowance passed 26-24. The vote to rescind it was 80-1.)

Date: 1993-06-22
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 25 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << well because we need the money it's expensive for expenses are high in simple nothing more nothing less on if you're coming to what often when a town now I I think you guys know what it was like to live in now on an apartment hotel or you going to buy your meals on a ten thousand dollar just doesn't come here for the year >>

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