Simcoe Grey Conservative MP Kellie Leitch cost taxpayers $447,399
between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013, according to the Members'
Ms. Leitch, who was recently elevated to Cabinet as Minister of Labour,
and Minister Status of Women after serving as Parliamenty Secretary
since her election in May 2011, spent $212,732 on her office staff and
Ms. Leitch employs two full time and one part time staffer in the riding and two full time and one part time person in her Parliament Hill office. She has two offices in the riding, one in Collingwood and one in Alliston. She also spent about $96,000 in travel expenses. Advertising cost $31,174; Printing costs were approximately $37,000, and about $61,000 in office expenses.
Combined, MP's spent $123.6 million in overall expenses for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2013, up $2.3 million over the previous year.