About that pricey orange juice. Here on top of the 93rd floor of the Class Rage Tower we have a little computer programme that allows us to crunch complex mathematical equations.
Here’s what we did. We took the average monthly Old Age Security Pension payout for 2012 ($510.21 Canadian) and divided it by the number of days in a month. Okay not all months have 30 days, but for argument’s sake we used the number 30.
So $510.21 divided by 30 = $17.01 rounded off to the nearest cent. (It won’t matter soon, because Harper is getting rid of the one cent coin).
If Bev Oda hadn’t bought that $16 glass of orange juice in London, England it could have paid a senior their OAS for almost an entire day. If she’d stayed in the cheaper hotel she wouldn’t have needed the limo. Who knows how many days of OAS payouts that would have saved!
Anyway, Oda eventually paid the money back…after she got caught.
Today we learned about Minister Oda’s “now you see them, now you don’t” expense claims via Charlie Angus and Scott Andrews, the ethics critics for the NDP and Liberals.
It seems that the expense claim amounts for Minister Oda’s trips to East Africa, South Korea and Haiti that were reported on government websites mysteriously changed.
Inquiring minds would like to know why.