Musings —10.02.2011 10:10 PM—
Hillier didn’t declare leadership expenses, he didn’t pay taxes on those expenses, and a far-right Conservative MP used his taxpayer-funded office to help Hillier incur the expenses.
When will Hudak finally fire this creep?
Hillier submitted the invoices from Reid — $7,933.40, primarily for printing costs — in an attempt to prove he had hired other people to do work Hall hadn’t. Hall ultimately won that case and was paid just over half the amount — roughly $2,750 — he was seeking.
However, Reid’s name is absent from two mandatory financial statements signed by Hillier and submitted to Elections Ontario that have been obtained by the Citizen. Elections Ontario requires all candidates to list suppliers paid more than $100.
That is “an integral part of the financial statement,” according to a leadership handbook for contestants and their Chief Financial Officers. Reid said in an interview that he mainly supplied photocopying services for Hillier.
The photocopier was run from a second-floor office in the same building as Hillier and Reid’s shared constituency office. The two Conservative politicians represent Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington in their respective legislatures.