Canada School of Public Service: Should Be First to Cut

Julian Wolfe
January 8th, 2012

As a society and as a community, you would expect that your contribution through taxes would be allocated wisely and as government being a means of allocating resources, you would think that this contribution would translate into some kind of benefit for us all. Well, that isn’t always the case, let’s take a look at the Canada School of Public Service, a department that should be one of the many on the chopping block as it doesn’t benefit anyone except the limited few who get first class trips on the expenses of taxpayers.

One of the ways that Canada trains its bureaucrats is to spend $145 million per year to send them on fancy and expensive foreign ‘study tours’. These flights are costly per person and luxurious indeed. Below is only a sample of bureaucratic traveling costs that are charged to our bill so that they can see how other countries operate. Note that each price tag below links to the purpose of the charge.

Every wasted cent adds up, and represents billions of dollars that could have been reallocated to the stuff we really need. Governments and political parties are now coming strong with their tax hike notions, ask yourself: Why should I pay for the mistakes that Ottawa made with my money? Remember, if you misspent your cash, would you get money as easily as they raise taxes? Demand accountability and efficiency and prudent government (regardless the governing party), because if you don’t they simply won’t care about you nor I.

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