Sunday, February 26, 2012

Enjoyed the "free" Canadian hospitality did we? What's it like?

Harper personally approved $22,000 hospitality for visiting European Bureaucrats

Dean Beeby
Ottawa - The Canadian Press
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper waiting for the start of an interview with Reuters in his office on Parliament Hill February 3, 2012. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper personally approved a $21,865 hospitality tab for visiting European bureaucrats last fall even as the government was preaching fiscal restraint.

Newly disclosed documents show the three-day meeting featured a welcome reception at the National Gallery of Canada, two lunches, and a formal dinner at Rideau Hall – all of them featuring free wine.

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