A witness at the former lieutenant governor's fraud trial says Lise Thibault was spending double the amount of all the rest of Canada's lieutenant governors put together.
Kevin MacLeod, whose job it was to review the expenses for all of Canada's lieutenant governors, says in 2000-2001, Thibault racked up spending outside the provincial capital to the tune of $196, 000.
That's two-thirds of the budget meant for all of Canada's ten lieutenant governors, the then-high-level civil servant at Heritage Canada said.
The witness also says that at least twice he called Thibault's office to ask her to reimburse vacations in Florida, as well as a chalet rental.
Once, he said, he called to ask to see her official agenda. A staff member told him it was none of his business. MacLeod said he did not have this issue with any of Canada's other lieutenant governors.
MacLeod also told the court that groceries are not admissible expenses, and neither are golf parties or family activities, which is when Thibault muttered the word "vicious" out loud in the court room.