Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cost of Ministerial Car Trips, by the Numbers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cost of Ministerial Car Trips, by the Numbers

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Ministerial car travel, by the numbers

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OTTAWA - The transportation expenses claimed by Health Minister Jane Philpott are in the spotlight after it was revealed she signed off on a $1,708 bill for a single day's worth of high-end car service in and around her Toronto area riding.

Here's a look at the travel costs she incurred, as revealed by her office, and how they compare to bills for limousine service disclosed by other cabinet ministers.

All had been asked earlier this year how much they spent on rented limousines between Nov. 3, 2015 to April 22, 2016 while on official business.

$1,994.73: Spent by Philpott in July to travel to the Assembly of First Nations meeting.

$1,708.84: Spent by Philpott in March for travel around her riding on March 31. …

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