Liberal MLA Michel Samson deserves a fast review of his expenses situation from the Auditor General. The longer the review, the more the public perception will be that Michel Samson is Nova Scotia’s Mike Duffy. The Speaker’s Office handed the file to auditor general Jacques Lapointe for a decision on May 1, and Lapointe has yet to report back.
Mike Duffy dodged questions on the tens of thousands of dollars in housing expenses.
Michel Samson has not dodged questions. He is encouraging the Auditor General’s review. And if the Auditor General agrees with the Speaker’s Office findings that Samson lives, not in Arichat, but with his family in his Halifax home, then we are confident Samson will do the right thing and pay back the taxpayer money spent.
Stephen McNeil should also come to the defense of his Cape Breton MLA. Why defend Manning MacDonald’s inexcusable month-long vacations to Florida, but sit in silence on Michel Samson’s south-end Halifax home?
When it came to Manning, Stephen McNeil claimed there was no rule on vacations during the legislative session, and journalists caught him:
Stephen McNeil should defend Michel Samson or risk losing another Cape Breton MLA.