It appears that musician turned NDP MP Andrew Cash is earning some extra cash on the side from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
According to the Sun News Network's David Akin, Cash provided music for CBC's hit show, The Dragon's Den. For his work, Cash earned $2,426.44 per episode or over $40,000 in 2011.
While there's nothing illegal with an MP earning extra money, Sun News suggests that Cash is in a conflict of interest.
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On Sept. 26, 2011, Cash provided a commitment in writing to the House of Commons ethics commissioner and to the clerk of the House of Commons that he "shall not participate in debate or voting at the Standing Committee of Canadian Heritage on matters to do with the CBC in which I have a private interest."
And yet, within a month of making that commitment - and on several occasions since - Cash has not only debated CBC matters, he participated in votes on