OTTAWA - It's the holiday season for most Canadians but for some lucky MPs and senators, the winter break is junket season - a time when hard-working parliamentarians make a dash for the first Parliamentary Association meetings taking place in warm and often luxurious locales.
Already a group of MPs and senators has visited Puerto Rico to meet with U.S. politicians to discuss "succeeding in a time of austerity." Important topic, but it seems they didn't get the message.
Travelling with that delegation was Tory MP John Williamson - former head of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, former director of communications for Harper and hater of all things government-waste related.
Upon his triumphant return to Canada, Williamson proclaimed: "It was informative to learn about the issues that are uppermost in the minds of legislators in the eastern parts of Canada and the U.S."