July 19, 2024
For example, Stewart took a plane to Ottawa from Toronto for a climate conference last year. During her stay in the country’s capital, Stewart spent $323 a night at the Sheraton Centre Hotel. The trip cost a cost a total of $10,096.

Canada’s climate change ambassador spent more than $250K on travel in two years: report

On a trip to Paris, Stewart stayed at a hotel near the Eiffel Tower that went for $428 a night

Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change Catherine Stewart spent $254,000 on travel since she was appointed to the position two years ago, an Ottawa-based publication reported.

Stewart’s role includes putting the federal government’s environmental policies into practice and providing advice on climate change considerations to ministers. However, in her role, she has racked up some hefty travel bills. She opted for business class tickets for flights and, while abroad, stayed at luxury hotels — some that came with a price tag of up to $623 a night, per Blacklock’s Reporter.

On a trip to Paris, Stewart stayed at a hotel near the Eiffel Tower that went for $428 a night, according to the publication. She was in France to “to ‘inform’ the French about Canada’s carbon tax.”

The publication uncovered the details of Stewart’s spending habits by filing Access to Information requests.

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