Did you hear this Newfie Joke
When he was in charge General Rick Hillier often spoke out about the budgetary needs of the Canadian Armed Forces. "I'm not ashamed to say we need money." He said told business leaders in 2006. So it was a bit of a surprise that those same Armed Forces spend over a quarter of a million dollars on a retirement send off for Rick Hillier last year.
He is seen here riding atop a tank which was shipped in specially for the occasion at a cost of $6.600.