OTTAWA — Auditor General Michael Ferguson says there are about 30 senators who will be found to have dubious expense claims, including close to 10 who may be referred to the RCMP.
Ferguson made the comments in a television interview with CBC’s Power and Politics on Tuesday.
Senate sources with knowledge of Ferguson’s upcoming report on Senate spending have said that up to 10 senators may be referred to the RCMP for criminal review.
Ferguson says that number is “close” but “not exact.”
Auditors are challenging the remaining 20 senators on their travel, housing and office spending.
Ferguson’s final report is to be delivered to the Senate sometime next week.