GOTTA LOVE CANADIAN POLITICS.... THEY'RE ALWAYS GOOD FOR A LAUGH.
Andre Ouellet, the president of Canada Post, was paid more than $2 million over his term for expenses -- without providing receipts.
To Revenue Canada, unreceipted expenses have a name: They're salary. Ouellet helped himself to a raise of $2 million on top of his paycheque.
No doubt, some of those expenses were legitimate, maybe even most of them. But the fact they were unreceipted, and that his board of directors, also political appointees, rubber-stamped this practice, speaks to a problem larger than one man taking advantage. It's about an entire political system corrupt and arrogant to the bone.
That is, "good government," Liberal-style.
In fact, that's what Ouellet himself said in his own defence: He was simply carrying on practices commonplace when he was a government minister -- a minister alongside Paul Martin. What's the big deal?
Certainly no one on his government-appointed board thought it was any fuss.
And, neither does Martin, apparently, whose government had this scandalous information in their hands before the recent election, but chose not to release it until just now. Of course not. For, what's the big deal?