It's usually the Canadian Taxpayers Federation uncovering the appalling government waste but, the National Post is doing a pretty good job too.

Just days after reporting on the former Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson and the expenses she's claiming, the National Post has found our federal government spent "$23 million buying more than 600 brand-new cars for use at this year's G7 summit."

The RCMP answered some of the questions and confirmed some of the numbers.  431 vehicles were purchased for "motorcade" purposes with another 200 for "administrative" purposes.

In fact, an RCMP spokesperson explained, "buying the automobiles...was considered the most affordable choice", "...more cost-effective to purchase rather than lease."

Interesting, they have been able to sell 167 vehicles and recover $6.3 million but dozens of the now "used" cars and SUVs up for sale are receiving no bids.

That's our government.  That's our money.

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