Obviously some things like buying a house using company funds would qualify as suspect but, how much you spend on meals, hotels, clothing, etc needs to be defined.
To many people spending $400 on a hotel, $3,000+ on a suit or $200 a day for meals isn't unusual.
It isn't how much he spent on hotels, etc, it would appear that the London trip in its entirety was unnecessary. To me its a full taxable benefit as a holiday
I would even say all these back and forth trips to Vancouver on the float planes for other government bureaucrats. This is the 21st century with webcams, etc you can basically have a meeting from all over the world without leaving your office. My brother is a senior executive for a company with offices all around the world and pretty much everything is done via phone and teleconferencing
Maybe our Pariamentary system needs changing. Maybe we shouldn't pull a speaker from the political ranks, how about choosing it like we do the Governor General. Someone not necessarily an elected official but someone universally respected in the mold of Ted Hughes for example.
Yes agreed, and I would start with eliminating the Governor General and Lieutenant Governors. Then sell the Lieutenant Governors mansion. Way too much waste in government. Up next are James and Lenz's positions because I think if they have all this time to travel around the world for pointless meetings then their positions can be eliminated or at min cut back to part time.