Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fake Canada

The Toronto Star reports that fake grass was used for the G8 summit pictures. It was even installed over real grass! Again, there goes wasteful spending for no good reason. I don't even think that there is a bad reason to create fake grass when there is a lot right over where they are standing. According to suppliers of artificial turf, this would have cost about six grand. This may not seem a lot compared to the money spent by the government each year, but the real grass that costs zero dollars seems like a bargain when compared to the fake grass. Once again, the Harper government shows stupid ways of spending money we do not have (deficit).

Leaders of the G8 nations and other representatives pose for a group picture - on artificial turf - during the G8 summit in Huntsville, June 25, 2010. From left are, European Union Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, gesturing, US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.
Read about it at the Toronto Star.


  1. Let me guess where the grass was made "China"

  2. They couldn't find a nice piece of Canadian Shield to stand in Muskoka I suppose.

    I'm wondering after reading that article whether someone slipped "Judy Brouse of the Muskoka Watershed Council" an envelope of small bills to turn a blind eye and say something really stupid.


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