Defence Minister Peter MacKay used one of only three search-and-rescue helicopters available in Newfoundland to transport him from a vacation spot last year, CTV News has learned.MacKay was picked up at a private salmon fishing lodge along the Gander River last July by a Canadian Forces Cormorant helicopter. Military sources said the order to collect MacKay came from the defence minister's own office.
"This is not a common practice . . . this is the only time a search-and-rescue asset was used as shuttle service," a source told CTV News.
As we observed here, Harper's Con government is developing quite a prodigious sense of entitlement.
Expect more of this rapacious gluttony at the CPC trough.
Meanwhile Stevie Spiteful and Smilin' Jim have hired consultants to the tune of $90,000. a day to show them how to slash spending - except for their own illicit perks, of course.