Mr. Speaker, dressed up like Mike Duffy at a black tie gala, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's “Porky the Waste Hater” pig handed out this year's Teddy's.
In a sign of just how out of touch they have become, Canada's mega-wasteful Senate was shut out of the “Golden Piggies”. For shame, the Senate has it all: a three-day work week, partisans running election campaigns out of their public offices, hundreds of thousands of dollars in other travel and ill-gotten housing allowances, health cards from provinces they do not represent, a paperless reimbursement scheme based on the honour system, and the promise of never, ever being accountable to Canadians.
It truly is a shame that this chamber of waste was passed over for a Teddy. The Canadian Taxpayer Federation has lost its edge.
Fear not, while Conservatives defend the Senate and the Taxpayers Federation gives it a free ride, New Democrats will defend taxpayers from this $90 million black hole of accountability.