How much did Justin Trudeau’s trip to India cost? Well, that’s the crazy thing. The bills are in — partial bills, more are yet to come — and it’s over $1.5 million. But not a peep about it in the any English language media.
The Quebecor newspaper Journal de Montreal published a story on it today.
It wasn't a scoop, or even revealed by an Access to Information document. It was an order paper question in Parliament.
But every single media outlet in English Canada — including, of course, the CBC — simply declined to do a story about the cost of the greatest wreck of Trudeau's prime ministership so far.
(By the way, The Rebel submitted an Access to Information request about all of Trudeau’s costumes. But the government says they won’t answer that question in the 30 days required by law. They want a 300-day extension — they won’t answer until 2019 — because they say telling us how much they spent on costumes for his dress-up party would disrupt their operations...)
Tonight I'll read you excerpts from the Journal de Montreal story, like this one:
"During the nine-day stay last February, the government paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the rental of rooms and meeting rooms in hotels, nearly $60,000 for chauffeur-driven car rentals, and even $17,000 for a Canadian chef's trip to India to prepare a meal at a party."
Because I guess India doesn’t know how to make Indian food...
(I’ve got an idea for Canada’s wounded military vets. They should re-train as Indian chefs. Maybe Trudeau would have a few bucks for them then.)
There's a lot more.
This is unacceptable from a government that is telling the rest of us to live smaller, to “make better choices” about energy and travel, telling veterans they’re asking for too much.
Given how the CBC and the rest of the media is just fine with it, what possible incentive does Trudeau have to stop?
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