Ex-lieutenant governor calls testimony "vicious"

Lise Thibault
Angelica Montgomery/CJAD

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.

"Vicious"

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.

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  1. Renee posted on 05/05/2014 05:30 PM
    Let's give her the "Supplement garanti", she's probably broke !
  2. ric posted on 05/05/2014 09:59 PM
    Why were actions not taken against her while she was DOING NOTHING in office. I want to see all the money back with interest and this thief in jail. Who cares if she's old and decrepit. She stole, she has to pay.
  3. More BS posted on 05/06/2014 11:40 AM
    What is vicious is her using tax payers dollars for her own personal enjoyment .
    This crap has to stop and the people who perpetrate these crimes punished severely not with a slap on the wrist . Enough is enough .
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