N.B. gov't supports Opposition bill to release member expenses
Exterior view of the New Brunswick legislature in Fredericton on Saturday, June 7, 2003. (CP / Andrew Vaughan)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:35PM EDT
FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick's deputy premier says the Tory government supports a Liberal Opposition bill to publicly release all member expenses as long as some amendments are made.
Paul Robichaud says some of the wording in Bill 14 would have to be changed, but otherwise the government supports the legislation.
Liberal Leader Brian Gallant says he is open to any changes suggested by the government as long as it leads to the release of all member expenses.
The bill, which was introduced in November, has received second reading and must still be debated.
The Liberals asked the government about the bill's status today, a day after the province's legislative administration committee agreed to review all constituency allowance expense claims filed by Tory member Greg Davis since he was elected.
The committee says the review's findings will be made public after it meets Tuesday.