Monday, September 22, 2008

Peter MacKay Spends $16,800 on Lunch...How's That for Fiscal Stewardship?

"The hospitality tab does not appear in MacKay's or Harder's mandatory disclosure of such expenses on the Foreign Affairs website.

Dan Dugas, a spokesman for MacKay, said the minister is not required to post hospitality expenses that are incurred by the department, such as the Passport Canada lunches, even though he may have approved them.

The Conservative government came to power in 2006 on a reform platform in which they pledged to end the rule-breaking of the previous Liberal government, which was tarred with the sponsorship scandal.

But since their election, the Conservatives have been embroiled in allegations that they themselves have flouted the rules for expenses, hospitality, contracting and advertising."

When will the fiscal hypocrisy of the Harper Government stop? Peter MacKay, while Foreign Affairs Minister broke government spending regulations in March of last year. Then again, laws and rules don't really apply to Conservatives, do they?

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