Tuesday, June 15, 2010

MPs finally open up but it's not enough

Why is it that it takes the people to make MPs realize they represent the people and not themselves?    Finally some common sense from them and the Auditor General will be allowed to look at some of the expense accounts at least.   But it never should have come to this.

The next logical step is to require all sitting MPs and Senators to release their income tax forms.   That way, any and all conflicts of interest will be known -- especially important for the Red Chamber where most of the hacks do it as a part time job and see no problem with, say, voting on defence and security issues when they themselves sit on the boards of materiel contractors.

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1 comment:

ck said...

Sheila Fraser has already said she's not looking at each and every MPs expenses. She's looking for something on a much broader scale.