The total cost was a whopping $8.2 million taxpayer dollars for a rink that was open for less than 900 hours.
A new report reveals that the Trudeau government spent $100,000 day per day on the wasteful Parliament Hill ice rink.
According to the Globe & Mail, the rink was open for under 900 hours of public skating time, and cost $8.2 million to build.
The daily cost of running the rink ended up costing $53 per person who used it.
As a reminder, this is what the grounds looked like after the rink was removed:
Both the Conservatives and NDP ripped the government for the waste:
“This ice rink had the potential to be a fun and spontaneous experience for Canadians,” Conservative heritage critic Peter Van Loan said in a statement. “Unfortunately, because of the Liberal government’s fiscal mismanagement, costs were allowed to run out of control. Once again the Liberals have through incompetence taken an idea with great potential and turned it into a disappointment.”
The NDP said “It’s good to see that many people were able to get on the ice and take advantage of the rink despite the extreme cold, but the government may want to think twice next time about building the Rolls-Royce of skating rinks on Parliament Hill.”
This epic level of waste for a Parliament Hill rink raises a simple question: If the Trudeau government can’t manage a rink, what makes them think they can manage a pipeline?
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