Harper Conservatives Spent $56,000 Tax Dollars For 'Last Penny' Photo Op ...
Stephen Harper's Conservatives spent $56,000 to get a photo op of the last penny being struck at the Royal Canadian Mint .... Bev Oda could have ordered 3500 glasses of $16 orange juice with that amount of tax money!!
OTTAWA — A penny for your thoughts on the penny? More like 5.6 million of them.
The federal government and Royal Canadian Mint spent about $56,000 to have Finance Minister Jim Flaherty stamp the final Canadian penny produced for circulation during a news conference in May at the Mint in Winnipeg, new documents and data show.
The Conservative government announced in the March federal budget it was ending production of the penny because it actually cost 1.6 cents to mint each of the one-cent coins, due to rising metal, labour and other manufacturing costs. Information obtained by Postmedia News, including documents issued under access to information, shows stamping the final penny at a news conference ultimately cost around 5.6 million times the coin's monetary value.
We can't afford Stephen Harper's Conservatives!!