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  • gord
    October 18, 2013 - 21:54

    I have no problem with this! This Gov't has brought a heck of a lot more to the province already.

  • JT
    October 18, 2013 - 20:49

    This is misuse of taxpayer's money and one that will contribute to the demise of the Dunderdale government.

  • Mary Cadman
    October 18, 2013 - 13:20

    Just to think that back in 1992 - they could not handle Nfld's most precious Resource which was the Northern Cod along with the Fed. Min. of Fisheries & Oceans. Boats from France, Portugal, Spain were there off the Grand Banks - 200 mile limit way over their quotas and taking the fish. Many Nflders back then agreed the province should become Distinct before it became Extinct on the Canadian Map altogether. Now - re Natural Resources, they can take off to China on this amount of the tax-payers dime!!! Terrible situation!!!

  • Brett
    October 18, 2013 - 11:42

    So 14 tickets: at what $3-5000 each (with taxes)? 45k-70k Hotels: $300/night * 14*10 = 45k + any taxes Food: $50/day/person ~$7000 So we are well into the $100k mark comfortably, and they haven't toured around in China yet, gone to any city but the one they landed in, bought any gifts for the people they are visiting etc... It doesn't seem too bad to me. Oh those tickets are the cheapest ones on AC now pretty much, so if there is a policy of buying executive or latitude tickets (for rebooking purposes) the prices on the flights go up significantly. Also the hotel room price isn't that expensive either.

  • egp
    October 18, 2013 - 10:40

    how much for a lb of bologna in china MAPLE LEAF

  • Kevin
    October 18, 2013 - 10:34

    Once again, Kathy and her flock of idiots waste OUR money of some stupid trade show mission. There is only one mission that is valid right now and thats to get rid of those morons before we have NOTHING left......................and we are almost there now !!!!!!!!!

  • Tracey
    October 18, 2013 - 09:08

    If the cost of filing a request is $5, and that request was eventually addressed, what did the extra $375 fee cover?

  • Bill Smith
    Bill Smith
    October 18, 2013 - 08:06

    200,000 more reasons to not elect the PC government in 2015. More waste of tax-payer dollars all so they could go on a trip to China together. Completely necessary. I will be looking forward to all these staffers being let go when their bosses are shown the door next election.

  • Mary
    October 18, 2013 - 07:59

    This is an insult to the taxpayers of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • John Smith
    October 18, 2013 - 07:44

    It's so sad what has happened to this once great newspaper. I don't know if it is the fault of the current editor, or the Quebec ownership, but the never ending, petty,inane, pedantic, childish, ranting against the current government is just sad....

  • Jon Smith
    October 18, 2013 - 06:38

    Sounds like a made in Newfoundland "Duffy and Wallen special". Who needs senators if our very own can rack up pleasure bills like that?

  • Taxpayer
    October 18, 2013 - 06:30

    This is just another example of blatant misuse of taxpayer dollars by the Dunderdale government and one that will help seal the fate of her regime in 2015. Kudos to the Telegram for bring this to the attention of the taxpayers of NL. I'm sure there is more wasteful spending that Dunderdale is trying to hide under Bill 29

  • Brian
    October 18, 2013 - 06:11

    The current leader is seeing a lot of the world on the taxpayers dime . I don't see a problem with the current leader leaving but a problem arises when the current leader returns . There is little in her trips for the province, she has NO experience . GO and stay away ,enjoy your time away we are better off without your guidance and decisions. No matter what you say, you will not lead your party in the new year . You will resign EARLY 2014 . Maybe sooner will be better??