Although collective cash was used to pay for this event, only the dignitaries were invited to the feed.
Via Neale News:
The Prime Minister's Office has insisted that incoming Governor General Michaëlle Jean nix plans to hold an intimate affair at Rideau Hall tonight following her installation, and instead is throwing a giant dinner party, a Rideau Hall source said.On the subject of gorging at the public's expense, I am reminded of a recent post from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation blog:
Our challenge: Go through the mountains of travel, booze and meal expenses charged to taxpayers by hundreds of politicians and mandarins that are listed here.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, September 28, 2005