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Speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer addresses the right of backbenchers to be heard.
Speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer addresses the right of backbenchers to be heard.
(Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

What you need to know about the secretive committee that oversees MPs’ expenses

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Under fire over expenses, political parties are racing to be perceived as the most open and transparent.

Senate expenses – which are already online – are heading to the Auditor-General and some are being looked at by the RCMP. There is talk of disclosing greater detail when it comes to the expenses of MPs.