Remember when Prime Minister Trudeau told an injured veteran in Edmonton that he was asking for more than Trudeau was willing to give?
Well, there’s nothing that Trudeau isn’t willing to give himself, as long as taxpayers are footing the bill.
The National Capital Commission has been quietly completing a series of renovations to the Prime Minister’s summer getaway, Harrington Lake.
Some of the construction is necessary upkeep on a property bought by the government as an official retreat in 1951, but many of the upgrades are ridiculous.
A $7,500 swing set, three patio umbrellas at $1,000 a piece, $45K for snow removal, including maintenance of cross country ski trails on the off chance the first family may pop in, and an electrical bill to wire a sauna more costly that the cost of wiring a modest middle class home.
You won’t believe some of the luxuries the prime minister is treating himself to with your money at his taxpayer-funded lakeside hideaway.
This renovation, like the one at 24 Sussex, is one of those things I wish Harper had done during his time as PM, though I admire that he was probably too cheap to do it.
But I’d rather have the frugal eye of a sweater wearing accountant overseeing construction costs, than a millionaire party boy who has never heard the word “no” in his life.