Liberal MPs Judy Sgro and John Cannis have been busted for breaking the rules and now must break out the cheque book to pay back the taxpayer.
"The House of Commons has ordered at least two MPs to pay back thousands of tax dollars the government paid for their rent after a Chronicle Herald-Ottawa Citizen investigation early this summer found they were breaking rules that barred MPs from renting from family members.
Toronto Liberal MP John Cannis was ordered to pay back more than $80,000, and York West MP Judy Sgro, also a Grit, paid more than $60,000, a source said.
Cannis has refused comment on this matter since last June and Sgro has previously stated that she had no idea she was violating the rules; and why would she think so, because owning a condo yourself and then transferring the title to your kids so you can charge your rent to the Canadian taxpayer is just something that anyone would do in similar circumstances and happens every day in Ottawa. NOT!
Updated: Judy, Judy, Judy......"To claim such expenses, MPs must sign a travel expense claim, certifying that their claims comply with the bylaws of the board of internal economy. The first rule in those bylaws forbids MPs from entering into a "contract for goods, services, premises or employment" with a family member. "
So the taxpayer gets some money back and the 2 Liberal MP's go about their business, thanks to the majority of the MSM who will ignore the story, as if nothing happened.
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