I'll bet this is causing some indigestion over at the Blogging Tories today:
Dingwall entitled to golden handshake, arbitrator rules
David Dingwall was doing a good job running the Royal Canadian Mint when lingering hostility within the federal Liberal party forced him to resign, according to an independent report released Wednesday.
The report by arbitrator George Adams upheld a $417,780 severance payment the former Liberal cabinet minister received in February, along with a $42,010 annual pension...
Then in opposition, Stephen Harper's Conservatives accused Dingwall of racking up $730,000 in expenses.
In fact, an audit of the expenses later found that more than 70 per cent of them were incurred by other employees in Dingwall's office at the Mint, and that all the payments had been properly approved, Adams' report said.
And after all that slagging Dingwall got at the hands of the Canadian wankersphere. Darn. I bet they'd be feeling a bit sheepish right now, if they had any shame.
AFTERSNARK: As commenter "simon" points out, Declan takes the time to refresh a few folks' memories.