Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three More Senators Repay Expenses Deemed Improper as Repayment Deadline Looms

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three More Senators Repay Expenses Deemed Improper as Repayment Deadline Looms

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Three more senators repay disallowed expenses

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OTTAWA - Three more senators have repaid the upper chamber for expenses a special arbitrator ruled were improper.

Senate records show Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, a former Conservative appointed by Stephen Harper, retired senator Terry Stratton, and Conservative Dennis Patterson repaid a combined bill of almost $40,000 by late Monday afternoon.

Boisvenu had originally been cited in last year's auditor general's report for $60,076 in questionable claims and saw his file sent to the RCMP for a criminal review.

The Mounties told Boisvenu earlier this year that they wouldn't pursue criminal charges.

And last month, former Supreme Court justice Ian Binnie cut Boisvenu's repayment bill to $20,467, saying $38,576 of Boisvenu's travel expenses were part of his political work on victims' rights. …

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