Casey tops area MLA expense list since fall election

Harry Sullivan
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TRURO – Since last October’s provincial election, Colchester North MLA Karen Casey has recorded the most expenses out of the area’s three MLAs.

Expenses filed with the province by the Liberal MLA for the four months of November, December, January and February, total $23,296.52.

Larry Harrison, the Progressive Conservative MLA for the riding of Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, came in second highest with total expenses for the same period of $21,049.

Lenore Zann, the NDP MLA for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, recorded total expenses for the four months of $17,710.45.

Looking at only the months of January and February of this year however, Harrison came in as the top spender with a total of $13,198.83, compared to second-place finisher Zann, with a  total of $13,045.78.

Casey filed the least amount of expenses of the three MLAs for those months with a total of $10,834.


The following is a month-by-month total for first four months since last year’s election:

Karen Casey - Liberal

Colchester North

November $7,820.38

December $4,642.14

January $6,010.96

February $4,823.04

Total = $23,296.52


Larry Harrison - PC

Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley

Nov. - $4,420.17

Dec. - $3,430

Jan. - $6,506.11

Feb. – 6,692.72

Total = $21,049


Lenore Zann NDP

Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River

November $2,289.45

December $2,375.22

January $6,016.65

February $7,029.13

Total = $17,710.45


Geographic location: Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, Colchester North Salmon River

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  • Cristene
    April 30, 2014 - 12:08

    Wow! Karen Casey and Lenore Zann both had pre-existing offices and they spent that much money. Larry Harrison is setting up his office from scratch and his expenses are still less that Casey's!