The already-explosive story of the Portland Hotel Society's spending irregularities just got bigger.
As reported by the Vancouver Sun's Rob Shaw, the nonprofit that operates Insite paid for a $2,695 trip to Disneyland taken by NDP MLA Jenny Kwan's family.
According to the Sun, Kwan issued a statement:
Together with my family, I did join my husband—who was an employee of PHS—on two trips in 2012.
I was assured at the time by my former partner that he paid out of his pocket for the family-portion of the travel expenses.
I never would have gone had I known that the family portion of the travel would appear to have been be paid for by PHS.
I trust that my former partner will address the findings and take appropriate action to ensure that the PHS is reimbursed for any expenses related to family travel.
And if he doesn’t, then I will.
Shaw tweeted that the second trip mentioned in Kwan's statement was to Europe.
While PHS receives millions in government money, it's not clear that the public paid for Kwan's trip.