The Canadian PressNovember 17, 2013 17:31
OTTAWA - Gold necklaces, hockey tickets, camcorders, iPods, spa visits — even a gift card to the liquor store.
This is some of the half-million dollars of booty that one federal department handed out to favoured workers in the last five years.
The Treasury Board Secretariat, with about 1,900 employees, now spends well over $100,000 each year on rewards for staff.
The annual value has quadrupled since 2006, when the Conservative government first came to power.