Envoy car revs up chatter

Canada's ambassador to China generated buzz on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo after posting pictures of his official car—a silver Toyota Camry hybrid, the Globe and Mail reported. More than 1,100 people responded to David Mulroney's posting, many shocked, especially when he said Canadian ministers only have a $32,400 budget for their cars. One user said a Chinese vice-minister drives an Audi A6, and has a driver.

Published: Wednesday, 02/01/2012 12:00 am EST

Canada's ambassador to China generated buzz on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo after posting pictures of his official car—a silver Toyota Camry hybrid, the Globe and Mail reported. More than 1,100 people responded to David Mulroney's posting, many shocked, especially when he said Canadian ministers only have a $32,400 budget for their cars. One user said a Chinese vice-minister drives an Audi A6, and has a driver.

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