Senators' housing allowances audited

A view shows the Senate Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

A view shows the Senate Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 5:00 PM ET

OTTAWA - Senators have more paperwork to do as an audit begins into their use of housing allowances to cover the costs of maintaining a home in Ottawa, while also having a home in the province they represent.

The audit will "assess whether declarations of primary and secondary residence are supported by sufficient documentation," according to a Senate news release.

There have been several recent media reports questioning how some senators are using their $20,000 allowances.

 


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