MPs give themselves and House officers a $25M boost to office budgets
MPs and other officers of Parliament are giving themselves a $25-million office budget increase that will kick in as of April 1, 2016, CBC News has learned.
The 20 per cent increase to MPs’ office budgets means each MP will be able to spend an additional $57,690 on top of the current budget of $288,450.
Multiply that by the 338 MPs that make up the House of Commons, and MPs’ budgets alone jump by nearly $20 million to a new total of almost $117 million a year.
Evidently our MP’s need more money for expenses in order to work less – MPs looking for work-family balance may say goodbye to Friday sittings
Whatever happened to value for money?