06/11/2015 11:28 EDT | Updated 06/11/2016 05:59 EDT

Senator Don Meredith investigated over high staff turnover

High staff turn over in the office of Senator Don Meredith has prompted an independent workplace assessment, the Senate confirmed Thursday.

Meredith, a Conservative senator named by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to represent Ontario in December 2010, is an ordained minister and volunteer pastor.

Meredith was not among the 30 current and former senators flagged for nearly $1 million in questionable spending claims in  the auditor general's report released this week.

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