MPs should disclose itemized expense list

Interesting that Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan is so enthusiastic about supporting Bill C-27.

To the Editor,

Interesting that Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan is so enthusiastic about supporting Bill C-27 that requires First Nations chiefs to declare their salaries and other federal payments.

It would be commendable if he also agreed to public declaration of his itemized expenses.

To date, the only MP who has agreed to do so is Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada.

MPs who vote for this bill without themselves agreeing to the same public disclosures can add the charge of racism to their hypocrisy.

Jim Erkiletian

Nanaimo

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