Thursday, November 20, 2008

Reality, Russ. Russ, reality.

Blogging Tory Russ Campbell is outraged -- outraged, I say:

Heritage Minister scolds CBC execs

A Sun Media report that Sylvain Lafrance, a CBC executive vice-president, expensed more than $28,000 on hotels, travel and meals in 2006, has resulted in a public scolding yesterday from Heritage Minister James Moore.

The expenses included almost $6,000 for meals with other CBC managers, and $7,500 on two business trips to Paris. Lafrance’s incurred in-office catering bills of about $15,000 in 2006 and included beer and wine for staff.

And as a similarly-concerned Canadian taxpayer, let me be the first to say, shut the fuck up, Russ. And thanks for playing.


MgS said...

Considering it's not hard to rack up $4,000 or more just in airfare on a business trip, $28,000 isn't necessarily all that much. (It just sounds like a lot because most people don't have $28K to spend on travel)

psa said...

$28 thousand dollars in one year?!? Jeeziz H. Cripes that's a long weekend and a limo for greasy Bev Oda.

sassy said...

Impolitical has the story behind the story. It's worth the read.

Beijing York said...

That's less than $2,500 a month. That's not unreasonable at all.