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
In the meantime victims in this country get no support from a blind justice system. People in Quebec go on camera and cry to get access to English schools and are ignored by Ottawa for fear of pissing of Quebec nationalist.
We're so good at preaching to the Americans yet show no regard for the rights of Canadians inside our own country. Shame on us and our hipocritical system.
As for the $80,000 spent to fly her home on a private jet..let her pay for it!!! I'm disgusted!!!
Terry in Quebec, 2008-05-09 21:36:06
Can I go across seas, steal, forge and rob them - only to expect my Mom to cry and have the Canadian Government ship me back? Maybe get a Coffee at Tim's?
Soon as you cross that border - you're in their land and their rules - REGARDLESS.
Canadian Gov't broke down due to the case went Public and a crying mother.
But they are safe still - they used OUR money to fly her back - I could have driven there picked her up and brought back to Canada for less that that - just pay my gas bill...
Well - maybe the gas bill will reach that total, but we understand - had to bring home a criminal instead of helping Millions with Gas...
By the way - the pothole in front of my house is STILL NOT FIXED!
Time to get PRIORITIES STRAIGHT - but realism kicks us in the butt. To make Harper Gov't look good at our expense.
doug, 2008-05-09 21:35:59
Good for the Harper government for stepping in and bringing her home.
Maurice, 2008-05-09 21:04:41
Pay back ALL the money you owe Canadian taxpayers Brenda, THEN maybe we will gain some SMALL measure respect for you.
She should have had this trial (In Mexico) a LONG time ago. Two years isn't fair to make someone wait guilty OR innocent.
BUT, a charter jet, and paying her fine? Unbelievable. It makes me ashamed to be Canadian.
Bobby, 2008-05-09 20:53:11