CTV News has learned that the federal parties order approximately 180 meals a day, four days a week when Parliament is sitting.Well of course the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation thinks that sucks. What else to they hate? Let's check out their website: Hmm.. Kyoto, Health Care, gasoline taxes, a whole bunch of stuff gets put on CTF's chopping block. If you read this document (warning - PDF) you get a good idea of where they come from. However, unlike CTV, the CTF at least is going after the big fish - whining about a measly $300k is a waste of ink. I can only hope that CTV didn't actually waste air time with this crap.
Based on a catering price list that pegs the cost of Monday's fish dish at just under $20, the Parliamentary kitchen is serving some 20,160 meals a year for a total tab to taxpayers of $382,000.
John Willliamson of the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation finds those figures very hard to swallow.
Sunday, June 19, 2005
We Actually Do Have Bigger Problems, You Know
I dislike freebies for MPs as much as anyone, but how does this rank anywhere near the top of our annoyance list?