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What do you think of PM Harper's decision to spend over $300,000 on flight for delegates?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave European delegates a free private flight back to Brussels last week.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, centre, arrives with with Herman Van Rompuy, left, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, right, President of the European Commission, in Toronto Sept. 26. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave European delegates a free private flight back to Brussels last week. 

A reception with business leaders in Toronto was added to the guests' schedule at the last minute. This meant the visitors, who were in Canada to meet with Harper about the Canada-EU free-trade agreement, would miss their flight home. 

So Harper offered his Canadian Forces Airbus to fly them back to Brussels. The cost of the Airbus flight is estimated at more than $300,000. 

Saskatoon Morning asked its audience the following questions: What do you think? Do you support Harper's decision or do you think the visitors should have paid for their return ticket?


Replay the live chat below, or if you'd like to weigh in, leave your thoughts in the comment section.

Join online host Matt Kruchak from Monday to Friday between 6-8:45 a.m. on cbc.ca/saskatoon for a lively and engaging live chat. While chatting, tune into Saskatoon Morning on 94.1 FM with host Leisha Grebinski.

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