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Jane Philpott to pay back cost of suitcase, border pass

Health Minister Jane Philpott is paying back money she spent on a suitcase and a Nexus pass.
Health Minister Jane Philpott is paying back money she spent on a suitcase and a Nexus pass. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA – Health Minister Jane Philpott plans to repay an additional $381 to taxpayers following the completion of an office spending review.

Philpott’s office says the latest repayment includes $178 for a Nexus pass, purchased for speedier passage at the border, and $202 for a suitcase.

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Last month, Philpott returned $3,700 after it was disclosed her office paid thousands to a Toronto-based limousine company.

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The ethics commissioner is investigating Philpott’s use of the high-end car service because it is owned by a Liberal supporter who canvassed for the minister during the last federal election.

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Philpott’s office says the minister does not plan to reimburse taxpayers for trips from her home to Toronto’s international airport because Health Canada deemed the cost fair market value.

Philpott also previously paid back $520 for an Air Canada lounge pass.

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