The government continues to waste Canadians’ money on unnecessary expenses.
The Governor General of Canada has spent over $100,000 of taxpayer money on dry cleaning in recent years, according to a report by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General dropped $117,566 on professional dry-cleaning services since 2018, despite having in-house staff on the payroll responsible for doing the laundry.
“When I spill half the Pizza Hut lunch buffet on my white work shirt, I don’t stick the company I work for with the dry-cleaning bill and neither should the governor general,” said Franco Terrazzano, CTF Federal Director.
“This is another perk the governor general enjoys that struggling Canadians can’t afford.”
Rideau Hall’s dry cleaning tab costs taxpayers an average of more than $1,800 a month.
It’s enough money to dry clean 13,831 blouses, 6,204 dresses or 3,918 duvets, according to the prices at Majestic Cleaners in Ottawa.
Read the full report by Franco Terrazzano of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation here.
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