Behind the orange juice

In an exit interview with the CBC, Bev Oda explains why she ordered that expensive glass of orange juice and concedes she maybe shouldn’t have expensed it.

In an interview Tuesday with CBC’s Power and Politics, Oda said she had no regrets about ordering the juice, although she acknowledged that she should not have billed taxpayers for it. “I arrived in London, it was very late, I was working on a speech I was to give the next morning,” she said. “But you know, that cost of the orange juice was not maybe the appropriate expense for the government to pay. I have repaid that cost and I have apologized for it.”