I suppose that is cheap because The Honourable Bev Oda, Minister of something, ran up $3,000 in limo bills to move 2km from one swank London hotel to another during a couple of days in conference. (Non-smoking policies at fancy hotels require innovative solutions.)
"Each of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's 26 ministers and 11 junior ministers that year -- a total of 37 -- were entitled to a car and driver, who were paid between $46,883 and $50,755.Recommend this post
"...The analysis reveals that the drivers who serve the Public Works and Government Services Minister Rona Ambrose accumulated the most overtime: more than 1,000 hours costing taxpayers $40,074.
"Records show that Tony Clement, then Industry Minister, had a driver on standby for more than 360 days that year.
"The driver charged taxpayers to be on "standby" for Clement virtually every hour outside of his regular shift -- 16 hours every weekday and 24 hours on weekends to a total of 6,548 hours in 2010/11. (Standby hours are paid out at 0.5 hours for every four hours on standby)..."