This will not end well

The Auditor General wants to see MP expense reports.

Sheila Fraser began preliminary talks with the House of Commons and Senate earlier this year, well before the expense-claim scandal erupted in Britain. Fraser’s office said Tuesday she wants to conduct a “performance audit” to ensure taxpayers are receiving value for their money.

If the talks give Fraser full access to expense claims and other financial data, it would be the first foray by the auditor general into Parliament’s books since 1991, when there was an audit of only a sample of expenditures.

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