#33 The Mystery of Money-Losing Timmies, Access to Information Shutdown, and Rideau Hall Renovation Costs Skyrocket

Episode 37 November 03, 2020 00:20:43
#33 The Mystery of Money-Losing Timmies, Access to Information Shutdown, and Rideau Hall Renovation Costs Skyrocket
Canadian Taxpayers Podcast
#33 The Mystery of Money-Losing Timmies, Access to Information Shutdown, and Rideau Hall Renovation Costs Skyrocket
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Show Notes

News at the Top – Governments Losing Money Selling Timmies

It turns out, governments are bad at selling coffee and donuts. In fact, they’re losing millions of dollars doing it, according to a new report from SecondStreet.org. In Alberta, the province is getting local businesses involved with food service in hospitals instead.

Links: https://www.secondstreet.org/2020/10/22/report-provincial-health-care-systems-bleeding-millions-through-cafeterias/

https://calgarysun.com/opinion/columnists/guest-opinion-taxpayers-should-be-complaining-not-union-bosses

Deep Dive – Access to Information Shutdown

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to improve Canada’s access to information system, and never made the changes that would actually help. COVID-19 has only made things worse. The CTF’s investigative reporter James Wood talks to B.C. Director Kris Sims about the current situation.

Link: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/freedom-of-information-requests-languish-in-ottawa-572824952.html

Waste Watch – Rideau Hall Renovation Costs Skyrocket

Renovation costs for Governor General Julie Payette’s house in Ottawa are actually twice as high as previously reported, and she still hasn’t moved into the place. We have the exclusive story.

Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/new-costs-push-governor-general-julie-payette%E2%80%99s-home-renovation-bill-to-502,395?id=18718

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