Dodge sets the standards in expenses

Bank of Canada governor David Dodge is setting new standards in what one report called "tight monetary policy" with a relatively low expenses bill for the last quarter, released by the Bank of Canada this week.

Last quarter, he spent a total of C$2,632 ($1,914) on travel, including trips to Switzerland and Mexico, according to expense reports the Bank of Canada released today. In 2003, Dodge's 85 days of travel cost taxpayers just C$20,961, partly because he hitched rides with the finance mini