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Ottawa wasted $522,257 to reroute shuttle buses for MPs, inconvenienced by renovations to the House of Commons. Do you get paid to travel to work?

Ottawa wasted $522,257 to reroute shuttle buses for MPs, inconvenienced by renovations to the House of Commons. Do you get paid to travel to work?

International Development Minister rejected a ritzy London hotel and booked herself into an even glitzier one--the Savoy--costing taxpayers $287 in cancellation fees, plus $665 a night at the fancier hotel. She even expensed a 16-dollar glass of orange juice.

Oda pays back taxpayers for luxury hotel upgrade

International Development Minister rejected a ritzy London hotel and booked herself into an even glitzier one--the Savoy--costing taxpayers $287 in cancellation fees, plus $665 a night at the fancier hotel. She even expensed a 16-dollar glass of orange juice.

Most Canadians think privatizing airports is a bad idea: poll - The Globe and Mail

Most Canadians think privatizing airports is a bad idea: poll - The Globe and Mail

BC Ferries CEO David Hahn retired from his million-dollar-a-year job with a $313,000 annual pension. This after turning BC Ferries from a money-making enterprise into a money loser, and taking more than a hundred million dollars in taxpayer subsidies every year.

BC Ferries CEO David Hahn retired from his million-dollar-a-year job with a $313,000 annual pension. This after turning BC Ferries from a money-making enterprise into a money loser, and taking more than a hundred million dollars in taxpayer subsidies every year.

City of Ottawa taxpayers have coughed up more than $200,000 for municipal politicians to emblazon their names on everything from mood pencils to jar openers.  We're talking ice scrapers, beach balls, shirts, pens, magnets, mugs, water bottles and all sorts of other personalized swag.  Even when stationary like envelopes, business cards and letterhead are taken out of the expenses, the bill for the leftover goodies is about $180,000.

City of Ottawa taxpayers have coughed up more than $200,000 for municipal politicians to emblazon their names on everything from mood pencils to jar openers. We're talking ice scrapers, beach balls, shirts, pens, magnets, mugs, water bottles and all sorts of other personalized swag. Even when stationary like envelopes, business cards and letterhead are taken out of the expenses, the bill for the leftover goodies is about $180,000.

The federal Office of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility Counsellor (catchy name!) has blown $1,100,000 in travel and other costs--without mediating a single complaint about Canadian mining operations abroad (their only job!).

Federal mining agency can't find work

The federal Office of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility Counsellor (catchy name!) has blown $1,100,000 in travel and other costs--without mediating a single complaint about Canadian mining operations abroad (their only job!).

The Canadian government has spent two billion dollars since 1998 purchasing and refurbishing four British-made diesel subs. They've literally crashed and burned over the past 14 years--only one is presently in service.

Canada may buy nuclear submarines

The Canadian government has spent two billion dollars since 1998 purchasing and refurbishing four British-made diesel subs. They've literally crashed and burned over the past 14 years--only one is presently in service.

Penticton's $10,000 electric car chargers used just eight times last year.

Penticton's $10,000 electric car chargers used just eight times last year.

A federal bureaucrat billed taxpayers for more than $100,000 in travel and accommodation expenses during the year he spent looking for ways to trim government spending.     Bill Teeter, who works for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency out of Guelph, Ont., travelled to Ottawa 45 times between January 18 and December 22, 2011.

A federal bureaucrat billed taxpayers for more than $100,000 in travel and accommodation expenses during the year he spent looking for ways to trim government spending. Bill Teeter, who works for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency out of Guelph, Ont., travelled to Ottawa 45 times between January 18 and December 22, 2011.

Ottawa spent $525,000 for public art to honour local badminton superstar Jack Purcell - but Purcell is from Guelph, and the Jack Purcell Ottawa wanted to honour was a local hockey volunteer. “I think [the artist] just Googled ‘Jack Purcell’ and the only thing that comes up is the badminton player. The Ottawa-hockey-stick-helper-out-of-kids doesn’t come up on Google.”

Ottawa spent $525,000 for public art to honour local badminton superstar Jack Purcell - but Purcell is from Guelph, and the Jack Purcell Ottawa wanted to honour was a local hockey volunteer. “I think [the artist] just Googled ‘Jack Purcell’ and the only thing that comes up is the badminton player. The Ottawa-hockey-stick-helper-out-of-kids doesn’t come up on Google.”

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