As a new poll suggests Canadians are concerned about costs of funding the G8 and G20 summits, the Liberals are accusing the Conservatives of funnelling millions of G8 dollars into “pork-barrel projects” in the Muskoka-Parry Sound riding of Industry Minister Tony Clement.Read more at the Globe and Mail.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
G8 TOO expensive say Canadians!
78% percent of Canadians think that a 1 billion dollar price tag on the G8 and G20 meeting is too expensive. Now who can blame them? This will be the most expensive G8 and G20 meeting in global history. To be fair, there is a lot of money going to safety, but most of this money is pork barrel spending. Money that is absolutlely not worth the bad press. What are these people thinking spending millions of dollars on stuff like fake lakes? Canada is the country with the most lakes. This meeting is also on the shores Lake Ontario, one of the five great ones. We do not need to spend millions on something we have right in our backyard. I do not call this fiscal responsibility. Canadians are pinching pennies, and Harper goes spending millions on his ego trip. And we are paying for it.