A couple articles ago I wrote about Senator Mike Duffy claiming 90 thousand dollars worth of expenses and having it reimbursed by a third party member in Nigel Wright. Another Senator by the name of Patrick Brazeau reached a breach of trust in the RCMP files claiming inappropriate travel and housing expenses. Now Brazeau is being heavily investigated because if a senate member is appointed and lives quite the distance away from parliament hill, they would get reimbursed for commuting and living in a house close to the office. Because of so many false claims the Brazeau incurred, his family and significant others are being interrogated about where he lives and such.
It seems that a lot of senators are being investigated from filing more expenses than they really had. It was not just Brazeau or Duffy that wrongly filed for reimbursement either. Reading the comments in the article, it seems that many other senators are accused of wrongfully filing for reimbursements. It seems that the Canadian government has many issues on trust and credibility of their party members now and something should be done about it. I feel that morally government officials are trying to cheat the citizens because that is tax payer money they are trying to file, but I hope that is not the case for everyone else.