Governor General Mary Simon and her guests racked up a catering bill of nearly $100,000 while flying to and from the Middle East from March 16-24.

According to a question on the order paper asked by Tory MP Michael Barrett, Simon and his 29 guests, who traveled to London, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and back, spent $93,117.89 aboard the government CC-150 Polaris aircraft.

During the trip, Simon was the guest of honor at Expo 2020 in Dubai. She was also scheduled to visit Camp Canada at Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait and meet with members of the Canadian Armed Forces at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.

Barrett’s submission required the government to hand over various details of flights aboard the CC-150 Polaris — including the volume of fuel used and the amount spent on fuel — between Dec. 1, 2021 and April 26, 2022.

“We still want transparency from the government on what their costs are for international travel, especially at a time when Canadians have been unable to travel and are experiencing a cost of living crisis,” he said. Tuesday at CTV News Channel’s Power Play.

The cost of fuel for the trip was $248,127.02.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and 58 others raised $57,401.56 in catering costs while traveling to London, Riga, Berlin, Warsaw and back between March 5 and March 11. Their fuel bill was $195,265.47.

On another trip to Europe, Trudeau and 47 others racked up a catering bill of $46,018.07 with $114,255.83 spent on fuel.

Rideau Hall communications director Natalie Babin Dufresne issued a statement to CTV News regarding catering costs during Simon’s trip to the Middle East.

“The Governor General makes official and state visits abroad at the request of the Prime Minister and in support of Canada’s international diplomatic objectives. The Canadian Armed Forces are responsible for providing transportation on these visits and as such are responsible for all catering decisions on these flights,” the emailed response read.

Barrett said that while he understands the important work heads of state do abroad, there is also a need to consider the “level of luxury” they enjoy.

“They weren’t on the plane all the time, we don’t know how much they cost at the destination. We just talk about what they were consuming in flight,” he said. “For many Canadians [the amount] exceeds their annual household income and spent it on a single trip.