Deans defends expensive South African trip
Coun. Diane Deans says she did nothing wrong expensing a South African trip in 2012 while holding a director’s post in a provincial housing organization.
Tory MPP Ernie Hardeman on Monday slammed the Housing Services Corp. for allowing Deans to travel to Cape Town, expensing business-class flights, luxury accommodations and meals.
Hardeman, who received the expense files through a freedom of information request, juxtaposed Deans’ expensive trip with the thousands of families waiting for social housing across Ontario.
The HSC, Hardeman said, has become “out of control.”