Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ignorance is not a defense under the law

All I know is that ignorance is no excuse.

Especially for someone who has been in the House of Commons for more than the last decade.

What it comes down to is that no parliamentarian should be allowed, under the rules, to hide their expenditures from the electorate, regardless of which department looks after their funding. The Board of Internal Economy should be under the purview of the Auditor General as a federal government department.

This way, MPs will be hesitant about going through such arrangements that even have the sniff of impropriety.

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