Mike Duffy PEI’s Big Spending Senator

Now that "Tiny Mike" Duffy has agreed to repay his more than generous Senate housing allowance, I thought that it was time to take a look at his expenses for the past two years as declared on the Senate of Canada website.

Here they are:

That's a total of over $42800 in "Living Expenses in the National Capital Region" for the period from September 1, 2010 to November 30th, 2012.  Note that this does not include the amount claimed since he was anointed as a Senator in December 2008.  On top of this, during his first three months as a Senator back in 2009, he spent a whopping $100,848 in travel.  How about paying some of that back while you're at it?  I must say that I did like the look on his face when Bruce Rainnie asked him if he would pay back the entire $42000!

Oh yes, and you know that you're an Island resident when you get the residential property tax credit which, by his own admission, Mr. Duffy does not.

What should be of greatest concern to Canadians is the fact that Mr. Duffy (and his fellow Senators) are responsible for providing Parliament with sober second thought on all legislation that is passed by the House of Commons.  How can we trust the judgement of a man who cannot even figure out how to fill out a Senate form properly?

Apparently, once you get your head stuck in the "Ottawa Trough", it's pretty hard to extract it.  Now it's time for Mr. Harper to do the right thing; admit that he made a big mistake way back on December 22, 2008 and provide Mr. Duffy with a letter of resignation and aone-way ticket back to his home in Kanata, Charlottetown or Cavendish.
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