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Taxpayers once again on the hook for Tory shenanigans

Dear editor,

News reports that on July 4 the Federal Government will appeal ruling reversing “cruel” cuts to refugee health.

The federal court found the conservative government’s treatment of refugees is “cruel and unusual” because it jeopardizes their health and shocks the conscience of Canadians.

Here’s another shock, “The conservative government has spent $482 million on outside legal fees since it came to power 2006. And more than $447,045 to defend the Prime Minister, his staff and ministers...” (March 27, 2014 Huffington Post.)

My remedy to the Conservative government’s shocking waste of taxpayer money. Make them pay it back. Deduct these ever increasing court costs from the Conservatives campaign allowance in 2015 and be sure deduct the total cost of legal fees accrued when they undoubtedly brag that they ‘eliminated’ the deficit.

Susanna Kaljur

Courtenay

 

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