Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Nonsense

The Conservatives are claiming that the $50 000 fake lake as part of the $2M Experience Canada venue was a "wild success." If they mean it was successful at wasting money, then they are right. The results were the exact opposite of a success. The fake lake became the face of a barrage of criticism on Canada from foreign press and innuendo from foreign governments. In fact, we payed to have our country be mocked across the world. Never again should there be a senseless waste of money like demonstrated at the double summit fiasco in June 2010.
OTTAWA — Far from being a spending debacle, the "fake lake" at the G20 summit in Toronto turned out to be a "wild success," says a senior government manager of the international gathering.
The reflection pool, built at the summit media centre at a cost of about $50,000, was widely decried by critics as a symbol of excessive government spending for the G8 and G20 summits.
Read more at the Vancouver Sun.

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  1. But why would a major (cough, cough) Canadian newspaper carry this story if it were not true? So it must be true, or the editor's an uncle's boy.

  2. In other news, Flaherty's record-setting $55.6 billion deficit for 2009/10 lauded as a model of fiscal prudence. "I think was a wild success," said the assistant deputy minister of pork-barreling, "We erected more "We're Working the System" signs than any government in history!"


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