Liberals demand answers about MLA Greg Davis's $5K loan
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The Liberal Opposition says it's going to keep asking questions about the expenses of Campbellton-Restigouche Centre MLA Greg Davis and a few thousand dollars that remain unaccounted for.
The Alward government had hoped a report by the legislative administration committee about how Davis has spent money on his constituency office would end the controversy.
Davis expensed $4,000 for four of those months and was reimbursed, but he still hasn't repaid the party in full.
"It's now been two years since all this happened, so what did that $5,000 go towards? That's the question here," said Boudreau.
Taxpayers deserve an explanation, he said.
Davis has not been in the Legislature this year, citing illness. He said in a written statement that his illness has prevented him from dealing with his expenses in a "timely" way. But he has not explained his health problems.
Boudreau would not speculate on what kind of illness would prevent Davis from paying a 2012 debt.
"What we're trying to trace here is this $5,000 and at the end of the day it is $5,000 of taxpayers's money," he said.
In the Legislature, Deputy Premier Paul Robichaud responded to Boudreau by listing Liberal MLAs who have run into legal or ethical trouble.
"So if you want to play the blame game, Mr Speaker, look at yourself in the mirror," Robichaud said.
Robichaud did not speak to reporters to give his take on why Davis has not repaid the party almost two years after claiming the taxpayer dollars that would allow him to do so.