Pamela Wallin has a lucrative life outside politics, where she has been entitled to roughly $1 million in fees and stock options for her role on corporate boards since being appointed to the Senate.
The Star looked through public company profiles, her disclosures to the Senate ethics office and expenses related to her former role as chancellor at the University of Guelph to paint a picture of her non-political activities in advance of the release of a review of her travel expenses by the forensic accounting firm Deloitte.
The Star reported last month that a preliminary review of expenses by external auditors displayed a pattern of claiming Senate expenses on personal business, including her involvement with boards, according to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity in the absence of authorization to discuss the matter.
In other words, Pam's outside gigs are worth about three times her Senate takings - if you exclude her travel expenses on the Senate tab for her to rake in that outside income. I smell bacon!