The Ontario Liberal Government claims that they paid $2.5 million to three teacher’s unions to cover the costs of extended bargaining, with $2-million split between two unions and $500,000 for the third, smaller organization.
This $2.5-million covers hotel rooms, meeting rooms, food costs, etc. So, it would make sense that the unions submitted spreadsheets detailing all their expenditures to the government, correct?
WRONG, according to the CBC News HERE.
When the province’s education minister, Liz Sandals, was asked during question period to show receipts submitted by the unions.
“You’re asking me if I have receipts and invoices, no I don’t,” Sandals said.
WHAT? Isn’t that a standard business practice to ask for receipts before cutting a cheque? Ask any employee seeking compensation from their employer on job-related expenditures!
“We know how long we’ve been at the hotel. We know what hotel rooms cost. We know what the meeting rooms cost. We know what the food costs. We know what 100 pizzas costs. You don’t need to see every bill when you’re doing an estimate of costs,” Sandals remarked
Good to know the government is familiar with the cost of 100 pizzas. Are we talking simple pepperoni and cheese pizzas, or something a little more exotic?
Are you buying the government’s excuse? Does this make any sense to you?