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Even the PM has to get in line and drink cheap wine

I was complaining to a colleague today about the vast expense of holding these major meetings of first ministers for little, if any, actual outcome.

But at least there is one sign the government is trying to keep the costs down.

Tonight's dinner with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the premiers and aboriginal leaders is a serve-yourself buffet style event.

This was an email from Harper's director of communications, Kory Teneycke:

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Here is the menu for the FMM dinner tonight.  The Prime Minister and the Premiers will be serving themselves at the buffet.  Note that the wine is a modest $22 per bottle.

Kory Teneycke
Director of Communication
Office of the Prime Minister
 
Proposed Menu for January 15, 2009 Meeting of First Ministers and National Aboriginal Leaders

Dinner Menu for First Ministers              $25.95/person

Alberta sirloin or beef, carved coq au vin, and vegetarian lasagna
Roasted parisienne potatoes
Seasonal vegetables
Vegetable tray
Domestic cheese tray
Garden salad
Marinated vegetables
Macaroni salad
Buns and butter
Antipasto tray
Assorted cakes and mousses
Fruit tray
Tea and coffee

Wine                                                              $22.00/bottle

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And apparently the dozens and dozens and dozens of staff who accompanied the premiers to Ottawa have to feast on a cheaper menu for $19.95.

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