Ignatieff would “take one for the team” by staying at a ritzy hotel during renos of 24 Sussex

I love how Iffy thinks staying at one of Canada’s premier hotels is roughing it.

“It’s a very good question. I think it is time for somebody to take one for the team, so we’ll move into the Chateau or the Elgin [two downtown Ottawa hotels] for three or four years and let us get a residence for the prime minister that makes the country proud.”

“It’s a good thing for Canada to have a residence for the prime minister that isn’t leaky, that isn’t drafty, that’s big enough. And if that means someone has to move out . . . while they fix it up, I’m happy to do it.”

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Star’s Siddiqui asks where are all the commentators asking about dictator Harper

Doesn’t he read his own newspaper? (see story here)

Native band councilor paid $251,000 + $59,000 in travel expenses

Each band councillor for the scandal plagued Peguis First Nation in Manitoba earned well over $200,000, tax-free. See below for salaries of council members.

Canadian Taxpayers Federation Manitoba director Colin Craig:

‘I wonder what the conditions are like for the average person on the reserve?’

(see story here)

Peguis First Nation

Population: 7, 200

CHIEF GLENN HUDSON

Salary, honoraria and other remuneration: $174,230

Travel: $32,151 (For 2008-09 fiscal year)

COUN. MARY SUTHERLAND

Salary, honoraria and other remuneration: $185,486

Travel: $39,932

COUN. GLEN COCHRANE

Salary, honoraria and other remuneration: $213,683

Travel: $48,313

COUN. DARLENE BIRD

Salary, honoraria and other remuneration: $220,366

Travel: $37, 239

COUN. GLENNIS SUTHERLAND

Salary, honoraria and other remuneration: $251,747

Travel: $58,984

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