N.S. Tory who bought generator used public cash to buy, install TV for $3,000

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HALIFAX - A Conservative member of the Nova Scotia legislature who apologized last week for spending nearly $8,000 on a generator also charged taxpayers over $3,000 for the purchase and installation of a television.
Richard Hurlburt's name was included on a list of politicians who, according to the province's auditor general, used public money inappropriately or excessively.
The list was released by the Speaker's Office today after an order by Premier Darrell Dexter.
Hurlburt did not disclose the expense when he admitted to buying the generator, which was installed at his Yarmouth area home for $7,995.
The expense was one of several flagged in a report released last week by auditor general Jacques Lapointe.
Lapointe blamed lax and unclear rules surrounding members' expenses for the questionable claims.
Dexter says legislation will be introduced to replace the all-party board that regulates members' expenses with a commission that will meet publicly.

Geographic location: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

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  • Jason
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    Seriously?? He did that? Give him the boot. Literally.

  • David
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Its simple. FIRE THE WHOLE LOT OF THEM. Call an election over the issue. This is about a bunch of elected crooks. If this were in any other type of job, the idiots would be fired in a second. And the claim that the rules were unclear. Come on, any idiot knows that you don't buy a tv, camera, generator, etc, for personal use without at the very least knowing that you are doing something morally wrong. As one retired government official said, government is the greatest scam there is!

  • Hurlburt
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Without a doubt a criminal investigation MUST occur !!!! The wife of Hyrlburt should be included in investigation as well. If she was watching a $3,000.00 tv in a house with an $8,000.00 generator she had to know that it was paid for with public money. This is a crime and the RCMP need to open an investigation.

  • Cooljerk
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Casey must stop defending Hurlburt, she looks like an idiot doing so and I am Tory forever.