The B.C. Government didn't just blow a $40 million BC Place Stadium renaming deal with Telus--they spent $263,000 of taxpayer money before realizing they didn't want to sell the naming rights in the first place!
A penny for your thoughts on the penny? More like 5.6 million of them. The federal government and Royal Canadian Mint spent about $56,000 to have Finance Minister Jim Flaherty stamp the final Canadian penny produced for circulation during a news conference in May at the Mint in Winnipeg.
A First Nation that helped build Manitoba's newest hydroelectric dam is being accused by the federal government of misappropriating $4.6 million in job training funds. The Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba received $8.4 million in federal funding to build a training centre for First Nation members who wanted to help build & operate the dam. The federal government claims NCN needed just $3.8 million to build the facility, known as the Aboriginal Training and Education Centre.
International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda paid the government back on Monday after documents obtained by the Canadian Press showed she refused to stay at one five-star hotel in London, England and rebooked at another for more than double the cost.