Sask. Party Minister Tours Paris with $3,500 Mercedes Chauffeur Service

FOI documents reveal chauffeured stops at Arc de Triomphe, Napoleon’s tomb despite scheduled Nuclear Conference

REGINA - Today, the Official Opposition NDP released invoices from Sask. Party Minister Dustin Duncan’s trip to Paris. Duncan billed taxpayers for a private Mercedes chauffeur service, to visit world-famous tourist attractions.

“This is another example of how entitled and out of touch the Sask. Party is,” said Official Opposition SaskPower Critic Aleana Young. “I don’t know how this Minister says ‘no’ to gas tax relief and then turns around and bills taxpayers for his private tour through Paris.”

Minister Duncan was in Paris from November 27 to December 1, 2023. Over those five days, he racked up a €2,347.30 bill for his private Mercedes chauffeur service, which equals approximately $3,500. That’s $700 a day for the private Mercedes chauffeur service.

The travel logs for Duncan’s private Mercedes chauffeur service show that he was picked up from a famous military museum that houses the tomb of Napoleon at 2:30 PM on November 29. Minister Duncan’s schedule states that, at that time, he was supposed to be touring the pavilions at the World Nuclear Expo held in an event centre an hour’s drive from the museum and central Paris. 

Duncan’s Mercedes chauffeur service also billed taxpayers for a stop at the Arc de Triomphe.

Opposition staff were quoted $350 for a five-day car rental from Enterprise at the Charles de Gaulle Airport. Uber also operates in Paris. 

“With the Sunrise Motel scandal and now this, the old boys club at the Legislature is starting to look like the Devine Conservatives,” added Young. “The people of Saskatchewan can’t keep paying for this high-flying, entitled Sask. Party government.” 

Duncan’s trip to Paris overlapped with Premier Scott Moe’s trip to Dubai, the most expensive government junket in Saskatchewan’s history. The COP28 event space and subway advertising in Dubai cost taxpayers over a million dollars.


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