Not all the news these days is bad. Last month, Prime Minister Harper and European Union officials were in Ottawa to celebrate a much ballyhooed "free trade" deal between Canada and the EU, called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). No, that's not the good news, nor was the $300,000 we, the people, spent to fly the EU mucky-mucks back home to Brussels on a Canadian government airbus.
Normally these VIPs fly commercial business class for about $9,000 each. Of course 300 grand is non-organic chicken feed to our government, though it might've come in handy in Ebola-stricken West Africa or the teeming refugee camps of the Middle East.