Thursday, July 06, 2006

Go Garth Go!

The lonewolf. Actually doing his job. In Canada.

A GTA Conservative MP is calling for the immediate end to a little-known perk that allows MPs to put their $75 daily meal allowance towards their mortgage on an Ottawa residence.

Halton MP Garth Turner said yesterday it is bad enough that House of Commons members, who make almost $150,000 a year, get a per diem for meals, but says the latest twist, quietly approved at the end of the session by the Board of Internal Economy, with members of all political stripes, is going too far.

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