Mr. Speaker, yesterday the government invoked 9/11 to try to justify spending 300% more than any summit ever held in history.
Since 9/11 there have been 11 summits, including one in London, England which just last year was able to hold its summit for 5,000% less. It did it for $1 billion cheaper. Using the word “security” is not a get out of jail free card. One cannot use it to avoid accountability.
How did the government allow this summit to become far and away the most expensive meeting ever held anywhere in history?