Justin Trudeau's Department of Infrastructure, which is headed by the ever-controversial Catherine McKenna, cannot account for billions of taxpayer money, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
Speaking at the Commons finance committee on Tuesday, The Parliamentary Budget Office said that they could not get the Department of Infrastructure to disclose how this taxpayer money has been used, sparking serious transparency concerns.
The Shadow Minister of Finance Pierre Poilievre was flabbergasted by this lack of accountability, saying “If I go to the grocery store and spend a small fortune on groceries, my wife says: ‘what the hell did you spend five hundred bucks on?’ She would expect to see a receipt.”
“You’re telling me the Government of Canada spends tens of billions of dollars on infrastructure but can’t give us an item by item list?” He added indignantly.
As well as this, Director General Jacques Budget Office illustrated McKenna’s department's total unwillingness or inability in identifying which projects they have actually spent money on. "We currently do not have a list of projects,” said Jacques.
Another budget officer said that they asked the Department of Infrastructure “many, many times … we were never able to get a full list.”