Our Canadian tax dollars at work… (Google-translated quotes below slightly improved.)
The Department of National Defence does not skimp on ways to reduce the stress of its employees or to guide them in conflict resolution. Over the last five years, it purchased 53,000 orange stress balls with the logo of the Department of National Defence.
The purchase of these thousands of spongy balls cost taxpayers more than $50,000, according to documents obtained by La Presse under the Access to Information Law.
The Department of National Defence had been ridiculed on social media and websites in January after it was revealed that it had ordered 20,000 stress balls to be delivered to employees through training on conflict resolution.