2,200 km Flight For Minister

Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier had government aircraft fly empty on a 2,200-kilometre round trip from Ottawa to her Gaspé home so crew could taxi her to a local news conference. “This is getting weird again,” a Department of Transport manager wrote in an Access To Information email. Lebouthillier had said all Canadians must reduce their carbon footprint: “Climate change has repercussions everywhere.”

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