Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brown spent $135,530.85 for mailings last year

According to MP expenditure figures posted on the House of Commons website, Barrie MP Patrick Brown spent $135,530.85 of taxpayers' funds on printing mailings known as 'Ten percenters' and 'Householders' in the fiscal year that ended March 31st, 2010.

The most recent public disclosure of MP expenses includes a breakdown of the expenses which were previously totalled under the heading 'Printing'. Brown spent $115,472.17 on 'Ten percenters' and $20,058.68 on 'Householders'.

Brown's spending on 'Ten percenters' was the second highest of any MP in Canada. Only 4 other MPs spent more than $100,000 on printing. The average spending on 'Ten percenters' by MPs was $32,223.76. Prior to the fiscal year 2009-2010 only one MP had ever spent more than $100,000 on printing.

Brown also spent $26,854.73 on advertising in the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

You can see some of the flyers and newsletters Brown has sent out here.

Brown's total expenditures of $578,608.25 was 13th highest of all MPs.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Robert,

    Do you happen to have any of Brown's old flyers? I need a copy of some of them.