2014 Expenses

Travel and Toronto Accomodation Expenses 2012-2013

MPPTravel Between Residence and Queen's ParkAssembly TravelFamily TravelTotal PointsTravel Within Riding Toronto Accomodation
Harinder Takhar 0 213 0 4 1,655 0
     Grand Total:  1,868

Office and Support Staff Expenses 2012-2013

MPPSupport StaffConstituency Office RentOffice OperationsCommunicationsGlobal TotalLong DistanceAssembly Supported Total
Harinder Takhar 125,197 56,645 31,734 5,309 218,886 269 269
     Grand Total:  219,154

Member Travel and Toronto Accomodation

  1. Members are entitled to claim travel expenses, including travel to committee meetings at Queen's Park. Air travel is limited (see (4) below), each round trip is considered 1 trip/ point.
  2. Members may claim the cost of round trips from their place of residence or Toronto to any destination within Ontario. Assembly travel is limited (see (4) below), each round trip is considered 1 trip/point.
  3. Unlimited car travel between a Member's residence and Toronto may be claimed for family. Family travel is limited for air, bus or train trips (see (4) below), each round trip is considered 1 trip/point.
  4. The Travel Point System combines trips between Residence and Queen's Park, Assembly travel and Family travel. The maximum total for each Member is 64 points (equivalent to 64 return trips), however, within this a Member is limited to 40 Assembly travel trips. Northern Members are allowed to charge 4 days of air charter travel within the riding to the 64 point travel system. There is no ceiling for travel by the Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the Recognized Party.
  5. Travel expenses incurred within the riding are reimbursable. For Southern Members this may include up to $2,730 for accommodation costs under special circumstances. Northern Members are reimbursed from their Global budget for air travel and accommodation during travel in their riding. Northern Members are allowed to charge 4 days of air charter travel per year within their riding to the 64 point travel system.
  6. All eligible Members, (whose principal residence is outside a 50 km radius of the seat of government at Toronto) other than the Speaker, may claim the cost of accommodation in Toronto. A Member whose principal residence is within a 50km radius may claim actual costs of accommodation incurred due to special or unusual circumstances on an overnight basis only. Accommodation expenses for MPP's may not exceed $20,719. Ministers of the Crown and the Leaders of the Opposition and the Recognized Party may claim up to $21,719 annually. The Toronto Accommodation allowance is prorated on changes to Ministers of the Crown and Leaders of the Opposition and the Recognized Party. Resigned/defeated Members can claim the cost of one shipment of personal property from Toronto to their residence.
  7. Leaders of the Opposition and the Recognized Party may claim unlimited travel within the province.

Member Office and Support Staff Expenses 2012-2013

  1. "Support Staff" includes salaries paid to Queen's Park and Constituency office staff.
  2. "Constiuency office rent" includes expenses such as rent, utilities and janitorial services.
  3. "Office Operations" includes expenditures for urban travel and Northern Members travel, office supplies, advertising, staff travel, professional services, etc.
  4. "Communications" includes postage, mail preparation and distribution, and printing, typesetting, artwork and photography for newsletters, flyers, and target mailings.
  5. Assembly Support Expenses:

  6. "Long distance" includes long distance and Access Ontario charges for Constituency and Queen's Park offices.