After Mike Duffy… cut Senate perks!
May 17, 2013 · By Charles Anthony
I see nothing wrong with Nigel Wright spotting his friend money to pay taxes — that is what friends do. I bet half of all Canadians have either lent or borrowed money from a friend to pay taxes at least once in their lives. It makes sense to me to do anything to avoid an audit. Most audits end up costing the tax-payer a lot of money even when the auditors discover no irregularity. However, it seems that Mike Duffy’s Senate living expenses were actually accrued through election campaign activities. That smells. However, what smells more is the thought that this was expected to slip under the radar.
Reasonable Canadians should suspect this nonsense occurs elsewhere and should keep their eyes open wide.
I hope Canadians question the validity of the Senate and the perks Senators enjoy. At the very least, I hope Canadians who earn $30K a year or less ask the following question: “Hmm…. Mike Duffy claimed $90K in 3 years working on the job…. Is that fair?”