Defence Minister Peter Mackay spends $5,925 On Grey Cup Trip
Defence Minister Peter MacKay spent more than $5,900 on his trip to last year's Grey Cup in Edmonton, documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation reveal.
MacKay spent $4,752 for a pair of Executive Class tickets from Toronto to Edmonton and spent $624 for a three night stay at Edmonton's Hotel MacDonald.
"These sky-high ticket prices are likely due to purchasing Executive Class tickets with maximum flexibility (fully-refundable) and/or at the last minute," the CTF wrote on their blog.
The CTF also pointed out that MacKay spent $3,167 on a trip to Boston for a seafood show. "Again, Minister Mackay regularly attends this event, although the usefulness of a senior Canadian minister attending a “seafood show” is even more debatable than attending the Grey Cup," the group wrote.
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