Tuesday, January 19, 2010

That'll Be $36,000,000 Please

The Scott Ross calculates the cost of the Harper Holidays. A speculative exercise, but the first attempt I've seen to put numbers to the situation.


RuralSandi said...

Hmmm....seems about right. Apparently, it costs about $600 million a year for our parliament - and Harper shuts it down.

Harper's like a kid who got hold of daddy's credit card.

Robert G. Harvie, Q.C. said...


So.. what your saying, is it costs us about $738,845.03 per day to beat a dead horse in Parliament for no other reason than to give a desperate Liberal government SOMETHING to motivate the electorate to vote for them.

Because the detainee issue was dealt with. So it's not a current issue.

Shiner said...

Shorter Rob:
"Sweety, if you just stopped nagging me, I wouldn't have to beat you."

RuralSandi said...

R. G. Harvie - you do realize parliament is more than 1 hour of Question Period don't you? Committees, committees.

C'mon, do Cons thin QP for 1 hour is all there is to parliament?

Good grief

CanadianSense said...

Let the opposition ask for it publicly.

November 1st 2009 represents the fourth anniversary of the first report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities, presided over by Justice Gomery. Despite the time that has passed, we are no closer to knowing which Federal Liberal riding associations benefited from the stolen taxpayer funds or where the missing $43 million dollars highlighted by Justice Gomery ultimately wound up.

The Standing committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics calls on the Auditor General of Canada to conduct a full audit of the sponsorship program to determine which federal Liberal riding associations received stolen funds and to clarify for Canadians who received the missing $43 million dollars.