N.S. Premier Darrell Dexter says he regrets being named in spending probe

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HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter says he regrets being included in an auditor general's report that found excessive spending by members of the provincial legislature.
Dexter used public money to buy a $2,150 digital camera, among other items, according to a report released last week by auditor general Jacques Lapointe.
Dexter says he will recommend abandoning the legislature's internal economy board in favour of a more modern management commission in a bid to strengthen spending controls.
His office has said he will repay the public purse for the items he purchased.
Lapointe's report concluded members from all three political parties had spent public money excessively or inappropriately.
Jacques Lapointe said the money went to items including custom-made furniture, cameras and an espresso maker.
Some politicians have apologized and repaid the funds, while others have sought advice from the auditor general and the Speaker's Office on what to do.

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  • rob
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    I strongly agree with Mr.Moir. If I used monies from the company that I work for to purchase items for myself, I would be FIRED for stealing. These CROOKS aren't sorry for what the have done.They're sorry that they got caught.FIRE the whole bunch of them.

  • Darryl
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    This is not just inappropriate it's theft and charges should laid against each and every one of them.
    If I or any other person stole from the public purse we would be charged and convicted ASAP.
    What makes politicians and MP's exempt in this province.

  • Darrin
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    And these are the very people we elect to make intelligent decisions for us? Even a five year old knows the difference between right and wrong. What does that say about these clowns? Oh, well! Atleast, now we can see the level of maturity we're dealing with.