"Transparency will damage democracy"
"the reason for the continuing secrecy was to protect the security of Members of Parliament."
members must ensure that all ACA claims are above reproach and there must be no grounds for a suggestion of misuse of public money. MPs must also obtain value for money at all times
"What happened in Nova Scotia, what happened in the U.K. is a very different situation"
"The controls that we have here in the federal Parliament ensure that there are strict procedures, rules and audit"
Make them public. Or let the Auditor General in.