Liberal MP gets caught expensing $2,000 trip to fundraiser in Ft McMurray

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The oldest politician expense abuse trick in the book is to arrange a partisan trip and disguise it as official business.

The latest example of this is by Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner:

Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner claimed nearly $2,000 in expenses to fly to Fort McMurray in March to meet with stakeholders, according to recently posted expense disclosures, but he also attended a $250-a-plate fundraiser for Kyle Harrietha, the party’s candidate in the northern Alberta riding’s upcoming byelection.

And to make matters even worse for Cuzner is this from Liberal MP Marc Garneau who was also in attendance:

Mr. Garneau’s own disclosure shows no expense claims during this time period. The MP told The Hill Times that he went to Fort McMurray in March to do work for the party, including the fundraiser. Asked why he didn’t file an expense claim for the trip, Mr. Garneau replied. “I didn’t think it was appropriate. … It was inappropriate for me to use House of Commons funding and I did not use House of Commons funding. I know the difference.” (see here)

The private equivalent to this dirty political practise is when business people used to write-off golf games as expenses.

Looking forward to an official complaint against Cuzner being made.

 

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6 Responses to “Liberal MP gets caught expensing $2,000 trip to fundraiser in Ft McMurray”

  1. Jen Says:

    If the LPC can take 40million dollars from the public and not repay or Liberal PM Paul can take $161 million for his CSL and Liberal PM Jean Chretien can take millions of dollars to buy himself a hotel and golf course and other liberals mp can do as they please why not Cuzner and Garneau?
    I don’t expect the media to do anything anymore. Corruption, stealing, is accepted but don’t let it happen to you for taking a dime, for the entire media forum will be all over you. Now you see why reporters are easily influenced by anyone outside of Canada.

  2. Liz J Says:

    Cuzner is a big mouth in the HOC, he’ll have and explanation…. it was an honest mistake might be a guess, don’t really expect much follow-up from the media or his leader taking any action or even being asked about it, it’ll be ignored.

  3. Jen Says:

    o/t,
    http://t.co/rUkbAxDnlV

    h/t,

    JJ @JJRossi_ · 19h

    Tanker traffic in Netherlands today. Seriously, calm the hell down BC, you’re embarrassing yourselves #oilsands pic.twitter.com/rUkbAxDnlV

  4. Bubba Brown Says:

    Good one Jen, I seem to remember a ship comes and goes every 7 minitues.
    We have shipped oil out of Vancouver for 97 or 98 years, not one problem.


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