Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Always got time for Tim Hortons

Jim Flaherty's budget speech:


Canadian families and businesses have accepted the need for restraint. Fairness requires that government too should have to keep costs under control.

Later that day...

OTTAWA — A day after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty promoted government restraint to balance the budget, he reportedly spent $3,100 of taxpayers' money to fly to London, Ont., in a private jet for a photo-op at Tim Hortons.

That's one expensive cup of coffee.



  • Yes, but two percent cheaper than if the previous government had pulled the same stunt pre-GST cut.

    By Blogger bgilliard, at 7:07 p.m.  

  • Almost as much as Starbucks.

    By Blogger bigcitylib, at 7:16 p.m.  

  • What did Flaherty order, whilst mixing with the double, double crowd?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:07 p.m.  

  • Better Tim Hortons then

    Ignatieffs "We Americans" Starbucks.

    By Blogger Rotterdam, at 9:10 p.m.  

  • Is that where Tim Hortons announced the 900 new (Cda/US)locations?
    Quite a success story....

    By Blogger wilson, at 12:23 a.m.  

  • Wilson

    My god man !!

    We all know you for the tory troll you are.

    Do you ever sleep

    All day and night as a BT

    Where is your girlfriend Mary T?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:53 a.m.  

  • CG:

    He was also speaking at the London Chamber of Commerce the same day...he didn't fly to London just for the photo op.

    I expect guys like Aaron Wherry to write stuff like that, but you are usually more fair-minded.

    By Anonymous john g, at 7:41 a.m.  

  • Yup - good old Timmies...better there? Why yes, Frank Iacobutti is the "lead director" of Tim Hortons.

    Quite the little family

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:01 a.m.  

  • John g - I have no problem with Flaherty promoting the budget, but he couldn't have found a commercial flight?

    My understanding is that the Tims photo op was before the chamber of commerce speech, so he could have found a flight if he's skipped it.

    Either way, it's bad optics.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:39 a.m.  

  • The photo op/Tim Hortans interview on CBC was about an hour before the presentation for the Camber, if that helps to clarify things a bit...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:02 a.m.  

  • Bad optics if the average Canadian cared or even knew about it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:32 p.m.  

  • I love the way the people here interact and shared their opinions too. I would love to track your future posts pertaining to the said topic we are able to read.

    By Anonymous pay per head call center, at 4:15 p.m.  

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