What was the rationale for this huge expenditure?..to show-case Central Canada..so we are told. You see we had the hugely expensive Olympics to show case Western Canada and so being the fair folks we are, we had to have a hugely expensive event out East to balance things out.
$ 1 Billion. How would I spend $ 1 Billion?
How about $ 1 M each for the families of service-men and women killed in Afghanistan = $ 148 M
Then add in a carton of free milk for every poor kid at school (any who ask for it) = $ 60 M
We know the politicians and bureaucrats want their share - so send them all to an expensive resort to teleconference with each other for a week = $32 M
While we are at it, lets hire 50,000 kids in their university/college breaks to do something useful. Clean stuff up or build something and help them pay for their hugely expensive education. = $ 150 M
That's about it. So we are still left with $ 610 Million. Maybe just use that to repay the debt. Ooops forgot, this is probably borrowed money anyway, since we are running a deficit- so just don't borrow it.
I hope Harper goes in with a bigger message than- 'don't tax the banks'. He seems like a man who's vision for Canada and the world is about as exciting as his suits.
BTW for those of you who still do not believe we have a media monopoly here. Google cost of g20 and click on 'news' - you will get 12 copies of the same article
Without a single word being changed from all the Canwest organs.
The G20 boon-doggle is democracy at it's worst and we have journalism at it's worst covering it.
Here I made it easy for you:
I know I am going off topic. Once we get June behind us, I am thinking of starting the MOI again for different areas. Maybe a different area every few days, so we can how the land lies as we head towards fall and 2011.
Enjoy the week-end.