Canadian Spending Scandal Includes Pol’s Videogame Purchase

February 12, 2010 -

A former Canadian politician might have to do some creative dancing around following a probe into improper spending.

Former cabinet minister Len Goucher’s spending habits between 2006 and 2009, when he was Minister of Immigration, have come under scrutiny following a Nova Scotia probe into government expenditures. It’s claimed that Goucher spent $9,238 on electronic technology during the three-year span, including the purchase of a copy of Dance Dance Revolution Universe for the Xbox 360, reports the Canadian Press.

The inquiry has already resulted in the resignation of Nova Scotia House of Assembly member Richard Hurlburt, who reportedly used around $11,000 of public funds to purchase a generator and television.


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Re: Canadian Spending Scandal Includes Pol’s Videogame ...

That pic makes me want to play DDR.

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Re: Canadian Spending Scandal Includes Pol’s Videogame ...

Why the pic from Grandma's Boy?

Re: Canadian Spending Scandal Includes Pol’s Videogame ...

I live in Edmonton, Canada.

After seeing how lazy and corrupt our provincial MLA's are, no surprise that this would happen! Hopefully he gets some prison time...which will include a different spin on DDR (if you miss a step, consequences by an inmate named Bubba will commence).

At least we don't have a Michael Atkinson wannabe yet.

 

Re: Canadian Spending Scandal Includes Pol’s Videogame ...

Be thankful that you don't have an M. Atkinson or a J. Thompson in politics, because with me living in Australia I don't want to move to Canada in the future only to find out that it is back to Australia's standards of politics.

At least there are some politicians in Canada who understand videogames more, but it makes our hobby sound bad if they are spending public money on Videogames when the rest of us gamers have to spend our hard earned cash on our hobby.

 

TBoneTony

Re: Canadian Spending Scandal Includes Pol’s Videogame ...

Oh I agree wholeheartedly.

Re: Canadian Spending Scandal Includes Pol’s Videogame ...

It's good to know that hard working people are paying taxes for DDR. Warms my heart. ;)

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

Re: Canadian Spending Scandal Includes Pol’s Videogame ...

I'm sure someone will look for some way to make videogames sound bad because of this...

I LOLed at the header image, though.

"New high score, is that bad? did I break it?!"

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Re: Canadian Spending Scandal Includes Pol’s Videogame ...

Aah, D.D.R.! My mortal enemy...

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james_fudgere: MP, i've sent tech support a note - thank you :)09/23/2014 - 3:14pm
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IanCWhat Andrew Wilson said. PSN is the same when you make a purchase over a certain price (£5 in the UK)09/23/2014 - 2:02pm
Andrew EisenNeither eShop charges sales tax either. At least in California.09/23/2014 - 2:00pm
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MonteReally, the eshop just does next to nothing to make buying digitally advantagous for the customer. Its nice to have the game on my 3DS, but i can get more for less buying a physical copy at retail. And that's not even counting buying used09/23/2014 - 1:18pm
MonteIanC, The Eshop wallet system only lets you add funds in set denominations and the tax makes sure you no longer have round numbers so you ALWAYS loose money. A $39.99 game for instance requires you to add $50 instead of just $4009/23/2014 - 1:13pm
Matthew Wilsonbut thats just it those sites, even the small ones, sell all over the country.09/23/2014 - 11:12am
Neenekoeither that or it would follow the car model of today. big ticket items are taxed according to your residence, not where you buy them.09/23/2014 - 11:07am
 

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