We do boring things at the Rebel so you don’t have to. One of those boring things we do is combing through the expense reports of government bureaucrats. Sometimes we find nothing, sometimes we strike gold.
We found an interesting hotel receipt in the expense reports of Brent Dancey. He’s the Chief of Staff to Environment Minister Shannon Phillips with a violent past who was imported from Manitoba to run the ministry. The receipt in question, at worst raises some serious suspicions and at best, reveals the media bias when dealing with the NDP.
Brent Dancey was booked into his hotel as part of a group from the left wing activist Pembina Institute when attending meetings with Minister Phillips in Calgary last July. Now, this could just be a front desk mistake, or it could be that we can’t tell where the government ends and the left wing lobby groups begin anymore. Maybe it’s both.
What is certain is that we would see a far different reaction from the media and the NDP if the Wildrose Party had a staffer booked into a hotel as part of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.