Meanwhile, MPs have agreed to let Auditor General Sheila Fraser have a look at the books.
“The Board of Internal Economy has decided to invite my office to conduct a performance audit of the administration of the House of Commons,” Fraser said, adding the invitation was accepted. “Our objective is to determine whether the house has sound management processes and key administrative systems and practices.”
“Some specific expenses incurred by MPs will be included as part of the examination.” However, Fraser said the audit will not look at “the management of individual members’ offices nor the merits of individuals’ transactions.”
Below, Duff Conacher of Democracy Watch dissents.