CUPE Local Spent 16 Grand Of Taxpayer Money On Trudeau – May Ask For It Back

Ontario union may ask Trudeau for speech refund


“One of the groups that paid the MP to speak was Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2512, representing support staff at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. The union brought in Mr. Trudeau as part of professional development training for support staff on Nov. 6, 2009, in Kitchener, Ont.

Mr. Trudeau was paid $15,750, plus $820 for airfare and $236 for a “limo” rental, union local president Betty-Lou Warmington said. The money was directly from Ontario taxpayers, paid from a Provincial Discussion Table grant for professional development, she said. Ms. Warmington, who was not head of the union local at the time of the speech said she plans on raising the issue at a Tuesday executive meeting and will push her executive team to ask for a refund.

To be charitable, this is wrong

“Since when does an MP ­- paid $157,000 a year by taxpayers, plus travel and expenses – charge charities $20,000 to give a speech? Is that the act of a public servant? All the more mind-boggling is that Trudeau is a rich kid, who inherited a trust fund worth millions from his late father.”

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