Marland, Alex (2007) Scandal and Reform in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. Canadian Parliamentary Review, 30 (4). pp. 37-41. ISSN 0229-2548
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In 2006 Newfoundland and Labrador was rocked by news of a spending scandal in the provincial legislature. Dozens of Members of the House of Assembly (MHAs)—sitting, retired, leaders, ministers, critics, backbenchers—from all three political parties had spent money in a dubious manner for more than a decade. This article looks at the details of the scandal and the subsequent reforms outlined by a special commission. It concludes that while confidence in the Office of the Auditor General and the current Premier increased, the public’s trust in politicians and government was seriously eroded.
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