Orders of magnitude: Ontario versus Federal senate

A propos the respective scandals in Ontario, the federal level, and Toronto, let us compare scales of dollar values.

Overbilling by Harb, Wallin, Duffy, Brazeau and all other senators: roughly $1 million.

Cost of gas plant cancellations, in direct shutdown, excluding costs of lost power generation while plants are rebuilt, is $1,112 million. (see table 2 of the Auditor General of Ontario’s report, at page 10 of 26).

Accordingly, the costs to the public of the Ontario cancellation disaster are in the order of more than one thousand times more serious than the Senate expenses imbroglio.

Now, could someone do a study of the column-inches or some such measure of news coverage of the two scandals, Ontarian and federal? It would be interesting to compare.