Canadian taxpayers paid more than $80,000 for Brenda Martinís return trip to native soil last week, CBC News reported Monday.
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Flight to bring Martin back cost taxpayers over $82G
This is not news. This all should have been know by everybody beforehand. Why not complain about the money to be spent to bring her home before. Remember this was a prisoner transfer from one country to another that had to be conducted by the government.
What ever the number of people wanting the government to intervene to bring her home, apparently it was enough pressure to make the government to think it money well spent. If the government did not think it would be money well spent Brenda Martin would still be in jail in Mexico.
Its political pressure that counts, not Canadian taxpayers. If it was Canadian taxpayers that counts than we would be hearing more about the financial costs of sending our soldiers to war , the costs of public inquiries, the travel costs of our Member of Parliament. We should be careful questioning costs conducted by the government that has come under political pressure. We then, in effect, start questioning ourselves. I mean we, or enough of the Canadian populace, put them there, the political pressure to act. You can bet the opposition parties put forth most of this political pressure because they knew they had the backing to put pressure on the government. The government thinking, what will make this all go away? A prisoner transfer costing $82 thousand dollars. That's all? Let's do it. Money well spent. Now the heat is off. But, wait, the Public inquiry into police use of Tasers begins in Canada ...and lets not forget when any more Canadian soldiers start dying in Afganistan. What are we going to say or do then?
Robert, 2008-05-09 23:46:43
She knew she was sleeping with dogs. I'm ashamed of our government. The Mexicans had it right.
Superfarmer, 2008-05-09 23:36:17