And the Teddy award goes to ...

Ottawa Sun - - NEWS - KEVIN CON­NOR

Most Cana­di­ans pull out their gar­den hose to make an ice rink.

Not the fed­eral govern­ment. When Ot­tawa spent $8.2 mil­lion this win­ter for a skat­ing rink on Par­lia­ment Hill for Canada 150 cel­e­bra­tions, Her­itage Canada won a 2018 Cana­dian Tax­pay­ers Fed­er­a­tion Teddy Award.

The Teddy is a pig shaped award given an­nu­ally by the CTF to govern­ment’s worst waste of­fend­ers.

“We nar­row it down to a hand­ful of the most ridicu­lous sto­ries,” said Aaron Wu­drick, fed­eral di­rec­tor of the CTF.

Kath­leen Wynne’s Lib­eral govern­ment was named the Teddy win­ner provin­cially for On­tario’s Fair Hy­dro plan.

On­tario was also a nom­i­nee in the provin­cial cat­e­gory for hav­ing the most ex­pen­sive coun­ter­feit rub­ber duck. As part of Canada 150 events, the prov­ince spent $200,000 on a huge rub­ber duck — not a mal­lard or other na­tive species — to float around Lake On­tario by Sugar Beach.

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