A visit from an American President always brings extra security costs but this one with President Obama is happening after everyone is gone so Canadians will incur EXTRA costs for Justin’s “bromantic” gesture to Obama.
According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, flights alone will cost us $361,000 and that’s just for the MP’s, not the Senators.
The cost of running Parliament for a day when it is in session is about $1.5M so what happens when we add in extra security costs for this very special occasion?
And don’t forget hotel, transportation and meal costs. Once all of those things are tallied up, we’re looking at about $2M for President Obama to address Parliament.
As I’ve said before, most Presidents that have visited Canada don’t come to talk but to work.
This costly address is about pomp and ceremony and their ongoing bromance and we’re paying the tab.