Watch this clip below of Rex Murphy's take on the lunacy going on in Ottawa. Show me a Canadian who doesn't want to know what our MP's are spending OUR money on, and I'll show a leprechaun!
The Auditor Generals job is to audit all government business involving taxpayer money and making it public, as it should be. Hell, even she is open to being audited by an outside firm and making it public. But for some reason MP's have been getting a free ride, by having their expenses audited by an KPMG, a private firm, with no mandate to make these expenses public. The fact that these idiots could think they could sit there and say no to being publicly audited, and not be called to the carpet for it, is beyond stupid. Gilles Duceppe, being the only exception, a SEPARATIST party leader who's only goal is to get Quebec out of Canada, has more integrity than Harper, Ignatieff and Layton? What the hell is going on? Ignatieff's was even quoted in a supremely pathetic defense that "I understand what Canadians are saying -- they want accountability and transparency -- but I don't think they want us to be going through our receipts for this meal and that meal,". Wanna bet? I wanna see every goddamn receipt for every #2 pencil you expense as an MP! Oh, and I'm not just picking on the Liberals here. All parties have had some pretty weak defenses, but Iggy's took the cake!
In the end it all comes down to this simple question; what have you got to hide from Canadians? You know, the one who fund your budgets with out tax dollars. Check out what Rex has to say, and see if you don't agree.
CBC News - The National - Rex Murphy - MP Madness