Although she is set to step down at the end of this month, it seems Canadian Member of Parliament Bev Oda can't step away from the scandal spotlight. It was reported that Oda allegedly smoked in her office and expensed an air purifier to taxpayers.
Earlier this week, Bev Oda’s staff denied that she smoked cigarettes in her office and charged the nation’s taxpayers for two air purifiers to cover it up, which cost $50 each. Justin Broekema, a press secretary for Oda since 2009, confirmed to QMI Agency that the story is indeed factual.
“It has come to my attention that yes, after your story, Bev Oda has been smoking in her office,” said Broekema. “I understand that these have been expensed. To my knowledge, she has never paid any fees.”
Broekema noted that no one has ever filed a complaint against her habit and she has not been reprimanded for breaking the law.