WATCH: TransLink was awarded a lifetime achievement “teddy waste award” today. It comes from the national arm of the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation. Ted Chernecki explains why the Federation felt compelled to honour TransLink so close to an historic plebiscite asking voters to approve a half percent hike in the provincial sales tax. 681 more words
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Former London mayor Joe Fontana takes top 'prize' for most wasteful public official in annual awards
Former federal cabinet minister and London, Ont., mayor Joe Fontana has been named recipient of an award he may not want to accept.
Fontana is the winner of the 2015 federal Teddy Waste Award, a dubious honour bestowed on individuals and governments each year by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. 431 more words
Big sculptural badminton racquets installed in downtown’s Jack Purcell Park took honours in the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s annual awards for the worst wastes of taxpayer money. 860 more words
Former London mayor Joe Fontana and the Ontario Ministry of Energy were among the winners of the tongue-in-cheek Teddy awards Wednesday, given out annually by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to highlight egregious cases of wasteful government spending at all levels. 574 more words
EDMONTON – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation held its annual Teddy Waste Awards ceremony Wednesday morning and they didn’t forget about former Alberta premier Alison Redford. 300 more words
WATCH ABOVE: Halifax Councillor Brad Johns was given a Teddy Waste Award on Wednesday for buying a $25,000 robotic Christmas tree.
HALIFAX – A Halifax-area regional councillor has received a dubious award for his decision to spend discretionary funds on a talking Christmas tree. 263 more words