Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he is worried about tax cheats and tax loopholes and people paying their fair share.
I’m more worried about what politicians do with the money we already give them.
I took a look at some of the Finance Ministry's expenses for April and May, 2017.
They’re doing too much spending and not enough Skyping:
$8,300 in airline expenses for Morneau to fly to Beijing and $5,400 to fly him to London. It goes on and on.
I saw claims that you and I couldn’t get away with on the travel expenses of Sharan Kaur, Morneau’s Senior Special Assistant.
When in Venice, Italy for the G7 Finance Ministers’ meeting earlier this year, Kaur expensed $400 in water taxi charges. She added:
“They wouldn't provide receipts, and prices were high given it was the Venice biennial.”
No receipt. And no questions asked.
Actually she does that a lot, as you can see from the documents I received, below.
WATCH my report and I’ll show you.
Right now the Finance Minister has a war on Canada's entrepreneurial class.
Morneau wants more of their hard earned money — your hard earned money — but you can't trust him to ask for receipts while overseeing the tax money he already has.