Pay $100K A Year For Hosts

The foreign affairs department has budgeted $100,000 a year for individual appointees acting as part-time goodwill hosts in U.S. cities. Annual expenses for one honorary consul ran to US$99,334 including receipts for wine, cake and “brainstorming” lunches. The department took three years to release the accounts under Access To Information: “Does this fit the bill?”

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