Sen. Mac Harb, who has spent 25 years as a member of Parliament and the Senate, said in a release Monday he delivered a check to the head of the Senate standing committee on internal economy for $180,166.17, bringing the total he has repaid to $231,649.07, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
The Senate confirmed Harb had made the restitution, which includes $38,758.59 in interest, the network said.
Harb told the CBC he "is relieved after 28 years in public service to become a private citizen. The last couple of months have been very hard."
Harb was a member of Parliament representing Ottawa Centre for 15 years until he was appointed to the Senate in 2003. He was an Ottawa city councilor before joining Parliament.
A Canadian Taxpayers Federation spokesman said Harb, 59, can begin collecting nearly $123,000 a year in pension benefits immediately.
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