#38 MPs Stop Taking Our Lunch Money, Messy Military Purchases Cost Billions, and Millions Thrown Away on Failed Security Seat Campaign

Episode 42 December 01, 2020 00:16:16
#38 MPs Stop Taking Our Lunch Money, Messy Military Purchases Cost Billions, and Millions Thrown Away on Failed Security Seat Campaign
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#38 MPs Stop Taking Our Lunch Money, Messy Military Purchases Cost Billions, and Millions Thrown Away on Failed Security Seat Campaign
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Show Notes

 

News at the Top – MPs Stop Taking Our Lunch Money

 

In a truly rare event, MPs in Ottawa recently decided to stop making taxpayers foot the bill for their committee lunches. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick and B.C. Director Kris Sims discuss the surprising move.

 

Link: https://www.blacklocks.ca/mps-cheat-on-meal-tickets/

 

Deep Dive – Messy Military Purchases Cost Billions

 

Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard speaks with Aaron about how Canada’s failed attempts at buying fighter jets, naval ships and pistols have cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

 

Links: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/project-to-buy-new-pistols-for-canadian-forces-is-once-again-underway

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/6600416/canada-fighter-jet-competition/

 

Waste Watch – Millions Thrown Away on Failed Security Seat Campaign  

 

Newly-released government documents show how cabinet spent $2.4 million in its four-year campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, which is nearly $23,000 for every vote Canada received in its failed bid. Alberta Director Franco Terrazano and Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton talk about the debacle.

 

Link: https://www.blacklocks.ca/lost-seat-at-u-n-cost-2-4m/

 

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