NDP accuses unelected senators of fraud

Pamela Wallin in Peterborough, Ont., (CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT/QMI Agency)

Pamela Wallin in Peterborough, Ont., (CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT/QMI Agency)

Mark Dunn, Senior National Reporter

, Last Updated: 5:24 PM ET

OTTAWA - The NDP says there's only one word to describe senators who don't know where they live and collect a fat housing allowance - fraud.

With no senators in the unelected upper chamber, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair pounced Monday on allegations senators are collecting tens of thousands of tax dollars on top of their $132,000 annual salaries by fudging details about where they reside.

New Democrats drew a parallel between the Conservative government's zeal to crack down on employment insurance fraudsters while ignoring what they said were fake claims being made by senators.

 


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