Canadian Taxpayer Federation hands out 'Teddy' awards

Awards handed out for the most wasteful spending by people and municipalities across Canada...

The federal government has been given a dubious award for spending millions of tax dollars to promote a job grant that doesn't yet exist.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is awarding its Teddy Award for wasteful federal spending to Employment and Social Development Canada.

Former Toronto Pan-Am Games CEO Ian Troop wins the provincial award for getting a salary of over $550,000 while overseeing an event that is $1.1 billion over budget.

Vancouver's TransLink gets the municipal award for building a $4.5 million parking lot that almost no one uses.

This is the 16th year that the awards have been announced by the CTF to highlight the waste of tax dollars.

The awards, which are a small pig statues, are named for Ted Weatherill, a former federal appointee who was fired in 1999 over his expense claims, which included a $700 lunch for two.

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  1. Mark posted on 02/26/2014 05:40 PM
    Shame to see the federal cons on this list. Usually they handle spending pretty well. In this case though, it is a very liberalish thing they did.

    Hey Cons - get your act together. The last thing we need is Justin the stupid man-child running the show and wasting even more money.
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