BC MLA travel expenses hit $1.5M

This is another CBC article, this one revealing how much MLAs spend on travel. As the article mentions, the auditor general reported that the legislature’s financial books were a mess. An excerpt:

“The B.C. government – for the first time – has released the travel expenses of MLAs after a scathing report by the auditor general said the legislature’s financial books were a mess.

The expenses cover the first six months of this fiscal year, from April 1 to Sept. 30, and show B.C.’s 85 MLAs spent a total of $1.5 million.

The biggest spender was New Democrat Robin Austin, of the riding of Skeena in B.C.’s northwest, who billed $53,606 during the period.

That figure includes a $19,000 government-sanctioned trip to a conference in Sri Lanka.”

Read the full article on CBC’s website.