Canadians faith in politicians has been shaken in recent weeks and they are looking for changes to restore their confidence by making our politics more open and transparent.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wants to raise the bar and restore Canadians trust in our institutions. Thats why he put forward a plan to make our expenses more open than ever before.
The proposal requires MPs and Senators to proactively disclose their expenses every quarter. The information will be released online in a searchable format so that people can search, play with, share and actually get to the heart of any concerns they might have.
Were serious about this, and Liberal MPs will begin posting their quarterly expenses online in the fall.
This proposal was never meant to be the only solution but it was a step all Parliamentarians could take right away to show Canadians the leadership they expect. Cabinet ministers have been doing it since 2004.
Beginning to repair our democracy should not be a partisan issue; were glad all parties have now agreed to look at the Liberal proposals to improve transparency around MP expenses. We hope you encourage Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows MP Randy Kamp to also support these important reforms.
Kevin Lamoureux, MP, Liberal Party of Canada
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