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A new website compiles ministers' and top bureaucrats' travel and hospitality disclosures, neatly

Drew Mcpherson says it's 'ridiculous' the government hasn't done this yet.

When 33-year-old web developer Drew Mcpherson waited in a Halifax doctor's office in 2007, reading a Maclean's magazine article headlined, "Your tax dollars at work," on proactive disclosure in the post-George Radwanski bureaucracy and how senior officials were still spending lavishly, he decided to do something about it. The article said it was difficult to tally the spending, which though disclosed, was hard to find.

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A new website compiles ministers' and top bureaucrats' travel and hospitality disclosures, neatly

Drew Mcpherson says it's 'ridiculous' the government hasn't done this yet.

When 33-year-old web developer Drew Mcpherson waited in a Halifax doctor's office in 2007, reading a Maclean's magazine article headlined, "Your tax dollars at work," on proactive disclosure in the post-George Radwanski bureaucracy and how senior officials were still spending lavishly, he decided to do something about it. The article said it was difficult to tally the spending, which though disclosed, was hard to find.

  

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