#20 An Apology and a Mystery, O’Toole’s Promises to Taxpayers, and Governor General’s Costs Skyrocket

Episode 24 August 25, 2020 00:23:35
#20 An Apology and a Mystery, O’Toole’s Promises to Taxpayers, and Governor General’s Costs Skyrocket
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#20 An Apology and a Mystery, O’Toole’s Promises to Taxpayers, and Governor General’s Costs Skyrocket
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News at the Top – An Apology and a Mystery

We reported that Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna had billed taxpayers for photographs posted to her Instagram account, but it turns out her staffer took the pictures, so we owe the minister an apology.

But… We have documents showing Global Affairs Canada spent thousands on photos of the minister at the United Nations. We’re looking into that mystery.

Link: The spending can be viewed on page 92 of this document.

Deep Dive - O’Toole’s Promises to Taxpayers 4:03

Erin O’Toole is the new Conservative Party leader. We break down his promises to taxpayers, including one he can deliver immediately.

Sign the PETITION to stop political parties from taking wage subsidies: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/political-parties-must-repay-wage-subsidies

Waste Watch - Governor General’s Costs Skyrocket 15:18

Recent news reports out of Ottawa have detailed massive waste under the current Governor General. However, this isn’t the first time the role has come into question for wasteful spending.

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/governor-general-julie-payette-spending-security-1.5684453

Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/cut-off-expenses-when-a-governor-general-leaves-office

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