The Canadian Press

2015-05-04 | Saskatchewan Travel Expenses

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Saskatchewan New Democrats are criticizing the government for travel expenses from trips in advance of Premier Brad Wall's trade missions to Asia. Documents released by the Opposition show itineraries for two government officials who viewed reception rooms, toured hotels and prepared transportation. The documents show that more than 23-thousand dollars was spent on a trip to Singapore, Japan and the Philippines in August 2013 and almost 14-thousand dollars was spent last September in India. Premier Brad Wall says the missions are delivering results and the two staff members aren't travel scouts. (NDP Leader Cam Broten (BROH'-ten) raised the issue in question period and says the logistics of the trips could have been dealt with over Skype or on the phone.)

Date: 2015-05-04
Placeline: REGINA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << cancel their jocks in about going and advancing trips that's part of one of their duties I would have a number of others in terms of policy development and you know when we started looking at certain regions for a trade Mission the Preparatory work in be months in advance >>


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