#58 The 2021 Teddy Waste Awards

Episode 62 March 18, 2021 00:15:19
#58 The 2021 Teddy Waste Awards
Canadian Taxpayers Podcast
#58 The 2021 Teddy Waste Awards

Mar 18 2021 | 00:15:19


Show Notes

Earlier this month, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation held its 23rd annual Teddy Waste Awards ceremony in a special virtual presentation, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste uncovered in the past year.

The Teddy, a pig-shaped award given annually by the CTF to government’s worst waste offenders, is named for Ted Weatherill, a former federal appointee who was fired in 1999 for submitting a panoply of dubious expense claims, including a $700 lunch for two.

This year's winners include former governor general Julie Payette, a troubled ferry route in Quebec, and the City of Toronto's expensive approach to bike lanes.

A full list of the nominees can be found here: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/canadian-taxpayers-federation-presents-23rd-annual-teddy-awards-for-government-waste

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