Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Radio Canada Exec First Class Pig

It seems that $6,000 for an airline ticket to Paris is justified, according to a spokesman for La Société Radio-Canada (the French CBC).
Sylvain Lafrance, flew over to attend a board meeting of TV5, a worldwide French language network. When he got there, the meeting was canceled for lack of a quorum, but that didn't stop our dedicated public servant from spending a week in the City of Lights, racking up another couple of thousand in expenses. According to the SRC apologist, Mr Lafrance touched base with the Canadian embassy, met some Radio Canada personnel and held "secret meetings", so the trip was not in vain.

I don't know why they paid for $6,000 for the ticket, the SRC must have the world's worst travel agent. According to the Air Canada website a executive-first ticket for tomorrow's flight to Paris, returning a week later costs from $2,500 to a maximum $3,600.

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