Yukon senator’s expenses under scrutiny

Yukon senator's expenses under scrutiny Yukon Senator Dan Lang is staying mum on allegations that he has paid money for a flight he had questionably claimed as a Senate expense.

Yukon Senator Dan Lang is staying mum on allegations that he has paid money for a flight he had questionably claimed as a Senate expense.

“Owing to the confidentiality agreement between the Office of the Auditor General and individual senators, I am unable to comment on the substance of the audit at this time,” Lang said in a statement issued yesterday.

The statement came after CTV reported that Lang had paid the money back after auditors questioned him about the expense, an allegation attributed only to “insiders.”

The office of the auditor general refused to confirm if it had any agreement with Lang that would prevent him from disclosing whether or not he had paid back money for any expenses.

“Any details regarding our scope, progress and methodology will not be discussed while the work is ongoing,” according to an email from a spokesperson.

According to Lang, his office has completed one of four phases of an audit into his expenses.

“We responded in full to all auditor general questions in mid-December of last year,” the statement reads.

Further phases include a meeting with the auditor general’s office, the reporting of findings, and the signing of by the senator on those findings.

“When the process is complete, I am confident that Yukoners will find that I have acted in good faith and in keeping with Senate policies and practices,” said Lang.

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