Government spent $2.4 million on failed UN Security Council bid

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The Trudeau government’s unsuccessful campaign to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council has cost taxpayers at least $2,446,026 million according to Blacklock’s Reporter. In records recently posted by cabinet, some of the expenses include $310,000 for ten employees to “campaign on a full-time basis” and $70,000 in hospitality expenses. In June, Canada came third in the vote, with Ireland and Norway winning the two available seats. The $2.4 million bill only counts expenses specifically dedicated to the campaign and does not include staff time and all travel expenses associated with the failed bid. In the aftermath of the vote, the government’s failure was largely ignored by the mainstream media, with not a single English-language outlet questioning Trudeau on the failure of his high-profile campaign.