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Could cost $360,000 to bring MPs back for Obama’s Parliament speech: Taxpayers Federation

By Rachel Aiello      

U.S. President Barack Obama is set to deliver an historic address to a joint session of Parliament on June 29.

U.S. President Barack Obama, pictured in March with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington, D.C., is in town this week for the Three Amigos meeting. On the afternoon of June 29, Mr. Obama will address a joint session of Parliament. White House photograph by Lawrence Jackson
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The travels costs to bring MPs back to Ottawa for United States President Barack Obama’s historic address to a joint session of Parliament on Wednesday could be as much as $360,000, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. According to the CTF’s calculations, based on the travel expenses from April 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2015, the average round trip flight for MPs was $1,073.40. Multiplying that by 338, the total number of MPs, brings the total cost (assuming all

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