From his 2008 appointment until he became the focus of an internal audit, CBC president Hubert Lacroix claimed nearly $30,000 in improper expenses, the broadcaster revealed Friday.
“We’ve been reporting a lot on ineligible expense claims by public officials, now we have a story in our own backyard,” CBC reporter Rosemary Barton announced on a Friday broadcast of Power and Politics.
As was revealed by CBC, Mr. Lacroix already receives a $1,500 per month living allowance that he negotiated to cover his frequent travel to Ottawa. Although the capital city is home to CBC’s head office, Mr. Lacroix has continued to live two hours away, in Montreal for the entirety of his six-year presidency.
It was in the midst of these frequent trips that Mr. Lacroix improperly expensed an additional $29,678 for meals, hotels and per diems.
â€˜Embarrassedâ€™ CBC president claimed nearly $30,000 in improper expenses since 2008, audit reveals | National Post