Conservative Senator Don Meredith put in receipts for a trip to Washington DC to attend the National Prayer Breakfast last February even though he was fully aware that he was not authorized by the party to attend:
Don Meredith, a pastor who was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2010, was denied authorization by Conservative Whip Elizabeth Marshall to travel to the National Prayer Breakfast last February, sources said.
Mr. Meredith still went to the event, which featured a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama and was attended by politicians of all stripes and faiths.
Mr. Meredith tried to expense the full cost of the trip to the Senate, but the administration refused to reimburse all of the expenditures, sources said. The decision means that Mr. Meredith will have to personally cover a portion of the cost for the trip. (see here)
Tell me that’s not fraud and the RCMP shouldn’t be brought in?