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Friday, February 23, 2007

Do You Think It’s Easy to Hail a Cab?

That's the title of a News Release from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation:

  • $14,200 in hotel expenses in Montreal for Stéphane Dion’s chauffeur
  • $5,550 spent on hotel/hospitality during Kyoto Conference in Montreal
“Mr. Dion is quick to lecture Canadians on the need to cut greenhouse gases yet as environment minister he opted to drive to Montreal, keep his chauffeur in the city and bilk taxpayers $14,225,” stated CTF federal director John Williamson.

“Canadians have had enough of politicians instructing us to change our driving habits when the same elites, like Mr. Dion, refuse to heed their own advice. Mr. Dion should practice what he preaches, take the Ottawa–Montreal train and hail a cab when in Montreal.”

“Under the Liberals, Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions drove upwards, while Mr. Dion was driven back and forth in a taxpayer-funded government car,” noted Williamson.
Oh, and even though Citizen Dion lives in Montreal, during the Kyoto meetings he chose to stay at a $300 per night hotel and racked up $700 in room service - all at taxpayer expense.

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