Taxpayers paying to support Bill Morneau’s OECD secretary-general bid

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The Liberal government has assigned 19 public sector workers to help former finance minister Bill Morneau campaign for the position of secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). According to Global Affairs Canada, the individuals working on Morneau’s campaign are doing so on a part-time basis to help provide “strategic policy advice, advocacy and support.” Among those allocated to Morneau’s team includes policy advisers, communications and media professionals, an assistant deputy minister and other employees. With regards to the final cost taxpayers will have to foot on Morneau, Global Affairs had little to offer in terms of estimates. So far, the campaign has cost Canadians $6,265.76 in hospitality fees.