Receipts show that on Jul 8, Conservative Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and his wife Krista Moe, Conservative New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and his wife Marcia Higgs and former Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod were all on the flight which totaled $16,764.
The flight boarded 16 total passengers followed a pancake photo-op at the Calgary Stampede. Kenney told reporters that the move to a Council of the Federation meeting was a “necessary way to spend money,” and that “there were not commercial flights available to get (them) there on time.”
NDP Leader Rachel Notley responded by saying, “this is a guy who wants us to trust him as he takes 30 million dollars every year of taxpayers money, puts it into a back room and locks the doors so nobody can see what he does with it.”
Kenney stated that using more expensive charter flights is “exceptional,“but he would not rule out doing it again if needed.