LA PRESSE (Canada)
OTTAWA – The Canadian Department Of National Defense spent $50,000 (including tax) on little orange balls. Is this some sort of new stealth weapon developed by the Canadian Army?
Guess again. According to documents obtained by La Presse, the Department Of Defense has bought 53,000 anti-stress balls in the past five years. These little foam balls were allegedly used to teach "conflict-resolution techniques."
Hard to justify when the Harper government is imposing budget cuts to the tune of $5,2 billion in order to eliminate its deficit by 2015.
"Those Defense Department employees must be very stressed from crunching numbers on the F-35 contracts," shot Gregory Thomas, from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The Defense Department is under fire for having under-estimated by $10 billion the cost of maintaining the 65 F-35 jets it is planning to buy from the U.S.
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