The Liberal’s military superstar Andrew Leslie just flamed out after being caught expensing $72,000 in moving fees a year after retiring from the military:
One of Canada’s most high-profile military leaders claimed more than $72,000 in expenses, including real estate fees, for a move from his Ottawa home to another residence in the city after he retired, CTV News has learned.
Leslie retired from the military in 2011, but members of the Canadian Forces are entitled to expense one last move after they retire.
The house Leslie moved to in an upscale neighbourhood in the nation’s capital is just a four-minute drive from his former residence, a home that property records show sold for more than a million dollars.
In a statement to CTV News, Leslie was adamant that he did not break any rules.
“The Department of National Defence handles and pays all the costs for packing, shipping… The overwhelming majority of the expense is certainly the real estate fees,” the statement said.
Leslie is expected to run for the Liberals in the next federal election and he is a keynote speaker at the party’s convention next week. (see here)
Another Liberal entitled to their entitlements.
Also: See earlier post on Leslie helping Trudeau by-passing proper procedures for registering in the Army Run (see here)
Update: Postmedia’s resident Trudeau ass-coverer was up and at it already this morning (see here).
Tell me Trudeau’s puppet-master Gerald Butts didn’t immediately get on the phone with McGregor after seeing the CTV story.
Update: The Conservatives will be investigating Leslie’s moving costs:
Defence Minister Rob Nicholson “I will be asking the Department of National Defence (DND) to examine how an in-city move could possibly total over $72,000” (see here)