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Wind turbines stall at 2 federal prisons

$2.5 million to save $110,000 a year and $60,000 of repairs after only a few years of operation does not sound like a great rate of return. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2013/02/04/nb-dorchester-wind-turbine-problems-700.html

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Debt by a Million Novelty Cheques

First off required reading: Public Accounts of Canada 2010 These documents outline every dollar spent by the Federal Government.  The ones I focus on here are: Volume II – Details of Expenses and Revenues Section 6 (Transfer Payments) If you break … Continue reading

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Governments Shouldn’t Pick Winers & Losers

Globe & Mail: Atlantic R&D loans remain largely unpaid “About 90 per cent of federal loans given to the first group of Atlantic technology firms under a highly touted assistance program announced a decade ago are unpaid.” Governments should not be … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail: Taxpayers paid mascots’ travel tab

Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/taxpayers-paid-mascots-travel-tab/article1676100/ “Meeting the demand for mascot appearances by government departments would have cost an estimated $300,000, if the suits had to be rented from the Olympic organizing committee, known as VANOC.” How exactly would the appearance of these mascots … Continue reading

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