$334,524 bill for Canadian Olympic delegation

Canada's Governor General David Johnston is greeted by boxer Mary Spencer during a welcome ceremony...

Canada's Governor General David Johnston is greeted by boxer Mary Spencer during a welcome ceremony at the Olympic Park in London July 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

Dominique La Haye, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:46 PM ET

OTTAWA - The Conservative government's trip to the Olympic Games in London last summer came at a hefty cost that the Opposition calls "completely inappropriate."

A delegation of 21 people including the governor general, an MP, political staff and civil servants ended up costing taxpayers $334,524, QMI Agency has learned.

Documents obtained under Access to Information indicate Canadians paid nearly $162,000 for Gov. Gen. David Johnston, his wife and seven staff members including an aide and a photographer, to travel to London.


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