- Category: Carnie's Comments
- Published: Thursday, 23 February 2017 08:33
- Written by Lindsay Curties
It might make your blood boil.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is out with its 19th Annual Teddy Government Waste Awards. They call these the "best of the worst" in government waste from the past year.
The CTF found The Department of Canadian Heritage spent $14,000 for a survey on Parliament Hill's Christmas light show. The Department of Agriculture chipped in with the Manitoba government to give Maple Leaf Foods $500,000 to boost bacon production. They also found the City of Montreal spent $3.45 million to install 27 granite tree stumps in a park and a now former Chief Administration Officer in Nova Scotia who filed "dubious mileage claims" and an expense sheet for $582 worth of food and drink at two Houston strip clubs.
How about the Canada Revenue Agency paying an employee $538,000 in moving expenses? They say it was a move from Richmond Hill to Belleville, Ontario, about 192 kilometres. We taxpayers paid for "price protection" on the home and $168,000 in realtor fees.
And here WE are, trying to come up with enough money for water pipes and potholes.