MP Freeman tops area spending list at $400,000
2012-2013 report on MPs’ expenses. Meanwhile, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Conservative MP Pierre Lemieux claimed $380,000 for publicity, travel and office ex- penses. One big reason Freeman’s costs were higher than Lemieux’s was because she re- ceived a $15,826 allowance for a secondary residence. Members who do not live in the
National Capital Region can charge expens- es related to their secondary residence. Members, like Lemieux, whose constitu- ency is located in the National Capital Re- gion are not eligible to claim secondary residence expenses. However, Lemieux outspent her almost two to one on mail-outs to constituents. The report covers the period from April 1,
2012 to March 31, 2013. Most of Freeman’s expenses -- $230,753 – were employees’ salaries and service contracts. Advertising cost $28,491 while she spent another $19,640 on mail-outs to households and $19,640 on constituency offices. Materials and supplies totalled $13,273 while telecommunication services cost $9,960. Travel expenses were $16,570 for the MP and $16,930 for employees. Lemieux’s salaries and service contracts totalled $233,644. He spent $29,523 on mass mail-outs to households and another $10,197 on “ten- percenters,” smaller quantities of materials sent to constituents. Lemieux’s constituency offices cost $29,846 and $12,351 on telecommunica- tion services. Travel costs for the MP were $15,091. Members may use up to 10 per cent of their budget for advertising (ranges from $28,470 to $35,780). Householders are printed materials sent by MPs to inform their constituents about parliamentary ac- tivities and issues. Members are allowed to print and mail up to four householders per calendar year per household. Ten percent- ers are printed or photocopied materials reproduced in quantities not exceeding 10 per cent of the total number of households in a member’s constituency. Telecommu- nication expenses cover computers, tablet devices, printers and other related equip- ment.
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Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel New Dem- ocratic Party MP Mylène Freeman spent $401,000 in office, travel and advertis- ing expenses last year, according to the
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Le conseil des Comtés unis de Prescott et Russell a rejeté, mardi, une suggestion voulant que le gouvernement régional aide au financement d’un nouveau poste pour le détachement de la Police provin- ciale de l’Ontario à Hawkesbury. Parce que ses dettes sont élevées, la municipalité doit trouver des partenaires avant de ré- aliser le projet qui pourrait coûter jusqu’ à 10 millions $. Lors d’une réunion récente, le conseil municipal a adopté une recom- mandation du directeur général Jean- Yves Carrier, qui conclut que « la Ville se doit d’être imaginative pour financer ce projet par l’entremise d’un ou plusieurs partenaires gouvernementaux ».
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