Thursday, February 14, 2008

One More Reason for Senate Reform


CTV News is reporting that next week the senate committee on Agriculture and Forestry will be travelling to the North.

I'm no agriculture expert but I suspect they'll find the soil frozen and largely un-farmable (is that a word?) I know my tomato plants don't do so hot this time of year!

Nevertheless, the trip will cost an estimated $318,131 and will include senators, and a laundry list of staffers - translators, clerks, etc.

Conservative senators plan to boycott the trip. At least some in the unelected senate see this for what it is: a waste of time and tax dollars.

If you wish, send an email to the committee list and tell them they are out to lunch.

4 comments:

Lee Harding said...
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Lee Harding said...

Anyone wanting to know more can look at the Journals on Dec. 6th, 2007. Here's the link:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/39/2/parlbus/chambus/senate/jour-e/pdf/021jr_2007-12-06.pdf

Cost breakdown begins on p. 23.

NB taxpayer said...

Brutal. Although, I wouldn't object to the senate committee being sent to Mars to see Don Cheadle's state-sponsored agricultural experiment in person. ;-)

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