Prime Minister Stephen Harper's own department has repeatedly broken the government's tough rules for hospitality spending.
An internal report on how the Privy Council Office spent $340,000 on hospitality found widespread flouting of a basic rule — that is, public servants must get prior approval from a supervisor before spending the cash.
The review of 2,100 hospitality claims over 13 months, ending last June, found employees repeatedly failed to get a green light before racking up expenses.
The average claim was for about $160, for drinks, meals and other largesse.
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Greedy PMO
This article by itself shows why this Conservative government should have little standing among the Canadian public interested in cutting expenses: