My husband sent me this article this morning.
In their final hours, Paul Martin's Liberals secretly cut a $40,000 cheque to cover the costs of a longtime Liberal's challenge of the Gomery report.
Please note that this is in addition to the $600,000 in legal fees taxpayers have already picked up for Pelletier's lawyers during the Gomery commission.
That's right. $640k paid by us to cover the legal fees of criminals . It gets better.
Jean Pelletier, has appealed to the Conservative government to dip back into federal coffers for more.
Thank goodness we have a Conservative government. At least we know the answer will be "No, M. Pelletier, there will be no money for you."
It makes me wonder what other spending we don't know about. I'd be willing to bet there was a fair amount. It'd be nice if we got our tax money back. I think he should be forced to pay, with no opportunity to declare bankruptcy and so get out of it.
Baird said the only people who should have their legal fees picked up by taxpayers are working public servants.
If you want a lawyer, you can pay for it yourself. If you cannot afford a lawyer, then the system will appoint you one, just like it does for every other citizen. I am sick of this special treatment. You guys can get down here and shlum with the rest of us.