Date: March 27, 2015
By Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Taiwan came out as the top travel destinations for MPs — when it didn’t come out of their own
pockets or the government’s coffers — in 2014.
On Thursday ethics commissioner Mary Dawson released the annual list of sponsored travel for MPs. In total, 60 MPs racked up $442,524 in free travel over the past year.
Members of Parliament are required, as a rule under the conflict of interest act, to disclose to the ethics commissioner any travel that exceeds $500 in cost and that are not “wholly or substantially” paid from by a government revenue fund, their own personal funds or by any interparliamentary or friendship group. [FULL STORY]