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Saskatchewan premier disappointed over Sen. Wallin expense scandal

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says there is disappointment over an expense scandal involving Sen. Pamela Wallin


 

REGINA – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says there is disappointment over an expense scandal involving Sen. Pamela Wallin, who is from Wadena.

An audit of Wallin’s spending flagged more than $121,000 in inappropriate expenses and called for further review of nearly $21,000 in additional claims.

Wall says he’ll have to see how it all works out, but he is disappointed to hear the dollar amount.

The premier says it’s a reminder that people in public life need to be careful about spending taxpayers’ money.

Wallin has repaid $38,000 and has said she will pay back other disallowed expenses with interest.

Wall used to advocate for Senate reform, but said this spring that he’s now come to believe reform is impossible and the upper chamber should be abolished.


 

Saskatchewan premier disappointed over Sen. Wallin expense scandal

  1. Why would anyone care what Harper’s mini-me has to say?
    What a slime-ball, it took him long enough to do this considering how quick out of the blocks he was to slam Trudeau’s entirely legal fees.

    • He IS a slimeball, is Canada’s favourite premier. He’s likely disappointed that Wallin will no longer stump for him and his party on taxpayer dime. He slammed Trudeau’s speaking fees — and then suddenly went silent when his own Roughrider MLA was found to also collect fees for speaking at events.

      And no local media AT ALL asked him about all the boards his wifey sits on, and what kind of per diems she collects for that. Local SK media are true lickspittles, just as Wall is with Harper.

      • Looky the two Ontario Welfare Bums strike again. How is Dalton doing these days!

  2. I will vote for the party that promises to abolish the senate. It is a social construct that we have created and we, if we have a true democracy, can get rid of it. We simply need a countrywide referendum. Yes or no.

    The waste makes me sick, think of all the ways we could spend the money (or reduce taxes) they have wasted.

    David Enns

  3. “it’s a reminder that people in public life need to be careful about spending taxpayers’ money”

    Spending?….isn’t the problem she was steeling taxpayers money.