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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