Montreal has done it again! Our fine city is a winner, baby. A winner.\nNot surprisingly, Montreal took home the top prize for biggest waste of tax payer money, all thanks to our Formula-E race last summer.\nREAD ALSO: Formula E Organizers Are Planning To Sue The City Of Montreal\nThe Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) announced its Teddy Waste Award winners at its 20th annual ceremony, celebrating the best of the worst in government spending.\nCTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick was joined by Porky the Waster Hater to hand out the dubious awards in 4 categories: Federal, Municipal, Provincial, and Lifetime.\nView this post on Instagram Today we gave out the 20th annual Teddy Waste Awards. Head to Taxpayer.com to check out the "winners." #cdnpoli A post shared by Canadian Taxpayers Federation (@canadiantaxpayersfederation) on Feb 14, 2018 at 9:43am PST\nThe biggest municipal-waste Teddy went to our famed Formula-E races for costing the city $34 million to produce, and emphasised the waste as roughly 25,000 of the 45,000 tickets were sold. The race featured lots of empty bleachers.\nWudrick noted that the city of Montreal decided to build a massive track in the middle of downtown despite already having a top class racetrack, and offered a 2-for-1 on ticket sales just to fill the bleachers. A major fail!\n“By any measure, $34 million on a race nobody wants to watch is not a winning formula,” said Wudrick.\nNo wonder the Plante administration wants this event to die out.\nMontreal's Formula-E beat out Toronto's Transit Commission's $1.9 million "word art" project.\nMontreal doubled down at this year's Teddy Awards, also receiving a second nomination! Can you guess for what?\nYou know how our city's biggest season is construction?\nWell, our second Montreal nomination of waste is for spending $15 million over 18 months in overtime pay for police officers directing traffic. This is a common sight to see on the Montreal streets.\n@canadiantaxpayersfederationembedded via\nThe top award went to the federal Department fo Canadian Heitage for spending $8.2 million on the Parliament Hill skating rink in Ottawa.\nHere are some of the other nominations at this year's Teddy Awards:\nFederal – Finance Canada for spending $192,000 on graphics and advertising for the federal budget.\n\tFederal – Health Canada for spending $100,000 per year to operate the minister’s Twitter account.\n\tProvincial – Danny Graham, CEO of Engage Nova Scotia for getting a $163,000 salary despite not being able to explain what Engage Nova Scotia does.\n\tProvincial – SaskPower for previously maintaining a fish pond in its Regina headquarters at an annual cost of $20,000.\n\tMunicipal – The Toronto Transit Commission for its $1.9 million “word art” project that remains dormant due to fears passengers will use to type profane words.\n\tMunicipal – The United Firefighters of Winnipeg for taking a 40% taxpayer subsidy for their union president’s salary.