When Members are in travel status (meaning outside their riding), they may charge their travel-related accommodation, meal and incidental expenses to the Travel Status Expenses Account subject to certain conditions as determined by the Board of Internal Economy. Only Members’ expenses may be charged to this account. The Board of Internal Economy has set a maximum limit that Members may claim against the Travel Status Expenses Account.
You can also review a summary of her expenses.
|Secondary Residence Costs*|
|Ms. May only claims rent but does not claim phone, cable and utilities for the secondary residence.|
|Ms. May absorbs the vast majority of travel costs within her riding personally, which is less than 1% of the allowable travel claim.|
|A member can claim up to approximately $11,000 while the House is sitting.|
|Allowed 64 points in business class per year. (Ms. May travels economy.)|
Travel Status Expense Account includes the following claimable items:
* Secondary Residence costs CAN include the following:
Note that Elizabeth May only claims rent but does not claim phone, cable and utilities for the secondary residence. ** Travel Costs The Member is allowed to claim all travel costs for travel within the province their riding is located and for travel to/from Ottawa. Note that Elizabeth May absorbs the vast majority of travel costs within her riding personally. *** Per Diem A Member of Parliament is allowed to claim a per diem of $83.25 per day when outside the riding. Elizabeth claimed a total of 70 days in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, however she was outside the riding approximately 6 months of the 2012-2013 year.