Oda, who'd represented the riding of Durham in Ontario, had a string of controversies over expenses passed on to the Canadian taxpayer. On this occasion, it was revealed
this week, she was in Washington for a conference on maternal health and was fined by the hotel she stayed in for smoking in her room.
Following an audit of her expenses announced last April it appears Oda then paid the $250 fine back to taxpayers, 2 years after incurring it. The audit of her expenses came about because the Canadian media
revealed expenses passed on to taxpayers when she changed hotels in London to a much more expensive hotel, The Savoy, and passed the expenses along to taxpayers, including a $16 glass of orange juice.
Oda resigned from Harper's conservative cabinet in July, reports
suggest she did so after being informed she would be dropped from cabinet, and is no longer a member of the House of Commons. No word on whether she quit smoking, too.