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If there is one thing one learn here who knows what is in the costs. Everything is seems when cost are announced or found out is what is the angle of the one doing the announcing. Did the catering include just the outside contractor? Or was in it also the whole cost? With personnel, equipment, fuel and indirect costs deprecation, pensions and overheads etc. The whole government accounting is so infuriating.
Also what are the motivations. The GG overspending is really not a problem for the Liberal government all they have to say is look the GG overspent.....we will stop that. And they just lower GG budget. This is a win for them. The PM is not a fan of a GG stealing some of the spot light.
If opposition is the one complaining they can just say see the government overspent! Elect us we know better.
Then there is the Canadian public....the super cheap bastards that we are. "Look the GG is living in the lap of luxury on our dime and is not even elected." I would bet her salary that Canada has the cheapest head of state office in the world. (Britain covers the big stuff we cover the visits and a body in the office, a pile of bricks and some security.)
Anyone know what the PMO costs are for protocol, travel and housing vs the GG office for the same?
I dont think Canadians would mind the money if they thought the juice was worth the squeeze. But I would wager your salary Joe 2x2 cant tell you what she accomplished on that trip. Hell, I cant tell you what she accomplished and I drink black coffee.