How much does it cost to keep the wheels of the Provincial Government greased and rolling?
At least $1,382,985.29
How much does it cost the Provincial Government to keep those paper towel racks and toilet roll recipticles full?
At least $1,671,113.12.
I wonder if MHA's and Ministers receive better toilet paper than the little people?
The Telegram is providing some insight into some of the more novel purchases and costs associated with running a government.
Interesting enough, I started browsing through the awarded tenders listed on the government's very transparent Purchasing Agency website just after the latest Auditor General's Report. I am also trying to figure out how so much
money was expended to an entity called Station Stakehouse which made the
in excess of $1 million list?
Chapter Three, The Audit of the
Province's Financial Statements includes the AG's reflections,
insightful graphics that illustrate how dependent we have become on one
source of revenue - oil, and some alarming statistics on how much
government spending has increased, and the ballooning unfunded pension
liability. The liability has decreased for a number of years due to one
time payment by the province to the teachers fund, but it is rising
For those of you that like lists, you might find the list of entities
that received in excess of $1 million and $600,000 really, really
interesting. Here you will see how much of your tax dollar is going to
marketing companies, polling companies, surgeons, law firms, specialists
and the like. Prepared to be shocked! The list of expenditures to
specialists is staggering!