According to The Canadian Press, Conservative Senator David Tkachuk, who serves as committee chair, offered "to raise the issue with Wallin on a one-to-one basis."
When things didn't change, that's when two senators — one Liberal and one Conservative — "pushed" the committee to bring in an independent audit firm, according to the report.
Wallin — who is under fire for claiming over $375,000 in travel claims in just 2 years — is now being investigated by Deloitte. Their report is expected to be released some time this summer.
Coincidentally perhaps, just hours before the CP report, Tkachuk told his Senate colleagues that he would step down as chair but stay on the committee as he prepares to undergo “preventative treatment” for cancer.
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