CTV News is reporting that Baird and six of his buddies stayed at the Canadian High Commission — official residence of former B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell — free of charge while vacationing in the U.K. last Christmas.
High Commissioner Gordon Campbell, the former premier of B.C., confirmed that Baird stayed at Campbell’s personal quarters where he pays rent, while he was out of the country.
“I invited him to use the apartment," Campbell told CTV News. "I wasn't going to be there and the staff was not there. He used it as my friends would use it.”
As the foreign affairs minister, Baird is Campbell’s boss.
Macdonald House — owned by the federal government — sits in central London and is often used by the prime minister or governor general for official events.
Baird's office claims that Baird and Campbell are personal friends and that no taxpayer money was used.
"Mr.Read More »from John Baird vacationed for free at Canada's official residence in London