60% of Charbonneau budget spent

Posted By: Jason Mayoff · 1/4/2013 6:18:00 AM

The Charbonneau Commission has made its way through 60 per cent of its funding, but still has ten months to go.

The Gazette says it's obtained documents through Access to Information showing the commission has spent $8.8 Million of the $14.6 Million it was originally allocated back in October 2011.

More than a third has gone to staff salaries and the rest to fees, honorariums and administrative costs like rent and office supplies.

A report from last September said by that time, the commission had spent $5.6 Million.


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  1. Shiba posted on 01/04/2013 06:53 AM
    We Canadians are RICH .... what the heck-keep the money coming!!!!!!
  2. Willem B posted on 01/04/2013 07:20 AM
    Does anybody remember the Malouf inquiry into the Olympic Stadium fiasco? And that guy was honest.

    So we have yet another inquiry into (quelle surprise!) corruption because we're wasting taxpayer money. So what do we do? We throw 14 million dollars at it.

    The panelists are only too happy to squander that money with glee... having chewed through 2/3 of it already. All to investiogate corruption. Right?

    Obviously, there must be cost overruns, right? Because it takes 20 plus million dollars to figure out that some people are on the take in the construction industry.

    What's another 20 million between Canadians, right?

    Fool me once.... fool me twice.... fool me over and over and over again.

    Maybe we can have a Royal Commission to investigate the Charbonneau inquiry. And when that burns through its budget, we can appoint yet another public inquiry.

    After all, the friends and brothers and sisters-in-law of the civil servants need jobs too. Heaven forbid they produce anything useful.

    Maybe we were better off just paying our hush money.

    So tell me, which is better - paying the racketeers or this so-called justice? Because you know the wheel will just keep turning and turning.

    Oh and by the way.... we have to cut more funding from health care while doctors and skilled professionals flee the country to greener pastures.

    Plus ça change.....
  3. JohnH- posted on 01/04/2013 08:24 AM
    Canada may be rich but, Quebec is not! Maybe they will run out of money and as all will be for nothing.
  4. clint posted on 01/04/2013 12:32 PM
    Throw out the politicians and hire the Mafia...they are cheaper and you will never need ANY commissions.
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