The Harper government spent more than four million dollars (they say only $144,862) to drain a quarry so that the RCMP had a place to stay.
Why were they forced to sleep in a pit? What, all the cozy spots under the bridges were gone?
The RCMP, though, say the cost to drain the quarry to prepare it for the summit was $144,862.That excuses it?
"This is literally a money pit," said Liberal Public Safety Critic Mark Holland in a news release Thursday. "The Conservatives borrowed and spent $4 million of taxpayers' dollars to rent a hole in the ground so RCMP officers could have a place to sleep." Public Safety Minister Vic Toews defended the spending in Question Period, saying the bulk of the $1.3 billion was for security.
How much 'ya wanna' bet that one of their wealthy developer friends needed the quarry drained for their next money making scheme, so Harper just let taxpayers foot the bill?
Draining it so the RCMP had a place to sleep. How stupid do they think we are?