As I told you last week, Justin Trudeau’s two most senior aides, Gerald Butts and Katie Telford, billed taxpayers more than $200,000 to move from Toronto to Ottawa.
Thousands of people relocated for work with the federal government after the last election, but not a single person billed as much as Gerald Butts did.
Or so we thought.
Then, on a Friday afternoon, we learned that Dion’s chief of staff, and that of Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, are giving back money, too.
It’s not a coincidence that suddenly four senior political staff, all at once, billed around six figures to move down the road — it’s a culture, and it starts with Justin Trudeau himself.
The mainstream media has quit this story. They can’t stay mad at the Liberals.
Sure, they’ll demand a Conservative cabinet minister, Bev Oda, be fired for a $16 dollar orange juice; they’ll demand a half-year trial of Mike Duffy. But $127,000 to move down the highway? All is forgiven!
But here at The Rebel, we’re not done:
We want Butts to pay back everything except the moving costs and his own ticket. We’re going to continue with our PayTheMoneyBack.ca campaign.
We’ve secured a company to drive around Ottawa with a mobile billboard, demanding Butts repay that taxpayer money.
If you haven’t signed our petition yet, please visit PayTheMoneyBack.ca. (And if you want to help us with our billboard, which will cost about $3,000, you can chip in there, too.)
NEXT: More on this topic with Aaron Wudrick of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
THEN: Sun columnist Lorrie Goldstein, who explains why the Liberal and NDP carbon pricing schemes won’t work.
(He says he’s got a plan that would actually work, but neither party is interested…)
FINALLY: Your messages to me!