22 March 2006
Ottawa Ministers' Expense Accounts
cabinet minister expense account
and click on Search. It reports
"2733 documents meet the search criteria".
Number 1 doesn't seem useful. I try the second hit:
2. Guidelines for Ministers' Offices - Part 10 of 19
I get "PAGE NOT FOUND (ERROR 404)".
The Search engine has reported several similar items
"Guidelines for Ministers' Offices - Part (xx) of 19.
All of them lead to an error message.
(Later update:– These error messages were first seen on March 22, 2006. The same result was seen on April 9, 2006, and again on January 25, 2007.)
Still looking for the cabinet ministers' expense accounts online information, I go down the list of items reported by the government search engine. Among the first 100, there are none that lead to any minister's expense account. Abandon that approach.
Go back to the beginning http://canada.gc.ca/main_e.html and try the A to Z Index.
Under E, there is no Expense Account item — nothing between Environment and Exports.
Under M, there is no Minister item — nothing between Milk and Money.
Under C, there is no Cabinet item — the first item is Cable Television.
They say that ministers' expense accounts are available online. Maybe they are, but they are very well hidden.
How do I find them?