It's sort of like the Oscars for us 'political geeks.'
The annual event recognizes the best of the worst in government spending.
This year's Teddy goes to....
The Federal Teddy:
The Federal Teddy goes to Chief Roger Redmen of the Standing Buffalo First Nation — a reserve just outside Regina that is home to 443 people.
According to the CTF, Redmen makes over $194,737 in tax free money — paid for by taxpayers — which equates to more money than Prime Minister Harper makes. Harper, of course, serves about 35 million people.
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When band members gathered to impeach him [over questionable spending practices], the Chief padlocked the band office and confiscated the chequebook. For leading the Standing Buffalo reserve, home to 443 people, Chief Redman took home more after-tax income than the Prime Minister, and each of his councillors