Governor General's staff spent $65Gs on travel, food


spaminator
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Governor General's staff spent $65Gs on travel, food
Aidan Wallace
Published:
November 14, 2019
Updated:
November 14, 2019 3:37 PM EST
Canada's Governor General Julie Payette speaks after receiving letters of credentials from Ambassadors-designate during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada November 1, 2019. (REUTERS/Patrick Doyle)
Put it on the government credit card.
Assunta Di Lorenzo, Secretary to the Governor General, landed in hot water after details from federal accounts revealed she and her assistant expensed nearly $65,000 in 18 months, Blacklockís Reporter reports.
Travel and food expenses made up most of the charges.
For instance, Di Lorenzo spent $97 on lunch plus travel for a climate change conference and $48 on food while attending a one-hour vigil for the victims of the Toronto Yonge Street van attack on April 23, 2018.
Cabinet appointed the former corporate lawyer to her $226,000 a year position in 2018 and accounts show of the nearly $65,000 in expenses, Di Lorenzo spent $44,940 while Marie-Genevieve Mounier, her associate secretary, billed taxpayers a cool $19,762.
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Additional costs included more than $10,000 on flights to attend the swearing-in of the lieutenant-governors of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick.
Inflating budgets appear to be a common theme in the office of the Governor General.
Governor General Julie Payetteís swearing-in ceremony in 2017 had triple the budget of her predecessor, David Johnston, costing just under $650,000, Access to Information records reveal.
A breakdown of the costs for that ceremony shows $3,000 was spent on flowers, $112,350 on musicians and performers, and a $167,900 banquet featuring a course of Alberta beef and maple balsamic quinoa.
Payetteís ceremony was not the most expensive, however. That title belongs to Michaelle Jean, who spent $1.3 million as Governor General in 2005 on her swearing-in ceremony.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...on-travel-food
 
Walter
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Good for them.
 
bill barilko
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Quote:

Di Lorenzo spent $97 on lunch

That amounts slightly less than SFA-I spent $40 on the most average lunch in this city today and that was before tip/no booze.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

That amounts slightly less than SFA-I spent $40 on the most average lunch in this city today and that was before tip/no booze.

But orange juice .
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
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Ugh... why so expensive for meals.


Just go to a fast food place, get something cheap and move on?


If it HAS to be a 'nice' dinner then pick cheaper food from the menu.


Or pay for your own goddamn food.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Ugh... why so expensive for meals.


Just go to a fast food place, get something cheap and move on?


If it HAS to be a 'nice' dinner then pick cheaper food from the menu.


Or pay for your own goddamn food.

Liberals ? Give your head a shake. ,
 
harrylee
Free Thinker
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#7
Not their dime.......
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Fecking peanuts for a Head of State who has to glad hand every potenate who passed through town. Fortunately,

Trump never visited this country formally. They would have been forced to entertain him in a Trump holding, if there are any of them left in this country. Imagine what the Trumps would have charged the GG for that one.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Ugh... why so expensive for meals.
Just go to a fast food place, get something cheap and move on?
If it HAS to be a 'nice' dinner then pick cheaper food from the menu.
Or pay for your own goddamn food.

Pigs at the trough.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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#10
GG is another huge waste taxpayers money. The briddish should pay for it.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Fecking peanuts for a Head of State who has to glad hand every potenate who passed through town. Fortunately,
Trump never visited this country formally. They would have been forced to entertain him in a Trump holding, if there are any of them left in this country. Imagine what the Trumps would have charged the GG for that one.

It wasn't the GG according to Spam's article it was the lawyer secretary and her assistant that heavily spent.

Quote:

Put it on the government credit card.
Assunta Di Lorenzo, Secretary to the Governor General, landed in hot water after details from federal accounts revealed she and her assistant expensed nearly $65,000 in 18 months, Blacklock’s Reporter reports.
Travel and food expenses made up most of the charges.
For instance, Di Lorenzo spent $97 on lunch plus travel for a climate change conference and $48 on food while attending a one-hour vigil for the victims of the Toronto Yonge Street van attack on April 23, 2018.
Cabinet appointed the former corporate lawyer to her $226,000 a year position in 2018 and accounts show of the nearly $65,000 in expenses, Di Lorenzo spent $44,940 while Marie-Genevieve Mounier, her associate secretary, billed taxpayers a cool $19,762.

 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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$65,000 is not exactly "heavy spending".
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
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Nope but it was still done by the aids not the GG which makes it appear bad
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Nope but it was still done by the aids not the GG which makes it appear bad

The GG spends $65,000 just by getting into an Armed Forces helicopter and flying to somewhere-or-other in the nation for a few hours.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The GG spends $65,000 just by getting into an Armed Forces helicopter and flying to somewhere-or-other in the nation for a few hours.

That's niiice, does that entitle the aids to the same money?
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

That's niiice, does that entitle the aids to the same money?

It depends on what they're doing.

You are squeezing that rock really hard.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

It depends on what they're doing.

You are squeezing that rock really hard.

Sucking on the government tit is what they are doing .
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
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Do you say the same thing about soldiers?
 
Mowich
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Ugh... why so expensive for meals.


Just go to a fast food place, get something cheap and move on?


If it HAS to be a 'nice' dinner then pick cheaper food from the menu.


Or pay for your own goddamn food.


I wonder what she was chowing down on during the one-hour vigil?
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Sucking on the government tit is what they are doing .

They are the government.
Silly pig.
 
Mowich
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

GG is another huge waste taxpayers money. The briddish should pay for it.

I'm of two minds on that, ts. IMHO, David Johnson was one of the best GGs we've had in a long time - arguably since Ray Hnatyshyn. He was worth every cent - again, IMHO. On the other hand, I still remember the profligate ways of Adrienne Clarkson. I also find it of interest that the last 3 women who filled the position have all been big spenders. Jeanne Sauve would not be amused.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

They are the government.
Silly pig.

No silly twit ,you are .
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

No silly twit ,you are .

Not in a Monarchy.

The Crown is and the GG represents the institution. The "for the people" thing doesn't really exist anywhere (despite the rhetoric) and certainly not in a monarchy.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Do you say the same thing about soldiers?


I see pigs had a problem with that question. I canít say Iím surprised.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Do you say the same thing about soldiers?

Only the desk Jockeys that pad expenses . You know like the ones stabbing Admiral Norman in the back for their Liberal masters .
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

I see pigs had a problem with that question. I canít say Iím surprised.

Nonucks .
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Only the desk Jockeys that pad expenses .

Do you have a problem with people without desk jobs padding expenses? How about desk jockeys that don't pad expenses?
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#28
I see pigs had a problem with that question as well. I canít say Iím surprised.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

I see pigs had a problem with that question as well. I canít say Iím surprised.

I see nonucks is still an idiot .
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#30
Is it that the question was difficult or was it just embarrassing for you?
 

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