Thursday, February 22, 2007

Do You Thinks It's Easy to Hail a Cab?


OTTAWA: Access to Information documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) reveal that Stéphane Dion’s chauffeur billed taxpayers $14,225 for Montreal hotel and travel expenses.
In addition, documents show during the 2005 Kyoto conference in Montreal, Mr. Dion opted to lodge at a hotel at a cost of $5,548, even though he maintains a residence in Montreal where he is the Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent–Cartierville.
Just Another Limousine Liberal –
For the period July 2004 to November 2005, records show Mr. Dion’s chauffeur billed $14,225 in 98 separate expenses for trips between Gatineau (the capital region) and Montreal. The expenses include transportation costs, meals, telephone charges, etc.
Mr. Dion is quick to lecture Canadians on the need to cut greenhouse gases yet as environment minister he opted to drive to Montreal, keep his chauffeur in the city and bilk taxpayers $14,225.
Quel Leadership!
Read the complete article here
The Chauffeur's bills here
Mr. Dion's hotel tab here

4 comments:

leftdog said...

And you're going to do your story on Minister Bev Oda's abuse of tax dollars at the Juno's when?????

David MacLean said...

It's impossible to write about every waste and mismanagement story in government, but we do our level best. This particular story came from CTF research. No conspiracy here, sir.

Saskboy said...

But you're going to include a post about Oda too, considering how it was a waste of taxpayer money, and you're about defending taxpayers from any politician who'd waste taxes, right?

David MacLean said...

I think you just did!

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