Canadian political trivia and government spending facts about Canada's senators, research grants, free flights for Senators and even spousal abuse.

Canadian Facts

Political Trivia
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  1. Canada's 105 senators gave themselves a pay raise in 2003 along with MP's, bumping up their salaries to about $106,000. The 76 elected Australian senators each make the equivalent of about $83,000 Canadian a year.
    -This Information is Courtesy of
  2. The Senate meets on average for 100 days a year. Senators are allowed to miss 21 days without losing any salary.
  3. Research Grants $30,000.00 per year. Office Budget $20,000.00 per year. Tax Free Expense Allowance $10,100.00
  4. Free business class flights for Senators and their families, as many as 52 return-trip flights a year. Free telephone calls and faxes, and also free postage, at home as well as office. Free gym privileges, private equipment and instructors, subsidized haircuts, dry cleaning, furniture and limousine rides.
  5. Imagine working for a company that has a little more than 300 employees and has the following statistics:
    30 have been accused of spousal abuse
    9 have been arrested for fraud
    14 have been accused of writing bad cheques
    95 have directly or indirectly bankrupted businesses
    4 have done time for assault
    55 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
    12 have been arrested on drug related charges
    4 have been arrested for shoplifting
    16 are currently defendants in lawsuits
    62 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year
    -Can you guess which organization this is?
    -It is the 301 MP's in the Canadian Parliament. The same group that cranks out hundred of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.
    This Information is Courtesy of The ottawa Citizen
  6. The Federal Government wasted $853,000.00 over 3 years on motel rooms for the homeless, and they were never even used.
    -As seen on: CITY TV News
  7. It's now official the citizens of Canada's largest province will soon have a historic and unprecedented opportunity to overhaul their province's political system by changing the way elections are run. On Monday, March 27, the Government of Ontario made the long-awaited announcement confirming the formation of an Ontario Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform (OCA).
    This Information is Courtesy of Fair Vote Canada

  8. Hydro One chief and CEO Tom Parkinson was paid a salary of $780,000, a bonus of $702,000 and other compensation of $129,630 for a total of $1.6-million in 2005. Amidst a spending scandal he had to quit, but will walk away with at least $3-million in severance pay.
    This Information is Courtesy of The Globe and Mail