Canadian and international journalists covering the G8 summit in Muskoka later this month will be able to file their reports from the leisurely comfort of a cottage dock, their feet dangling in the water, surrounded by the stunning sights and sounds of the fabled Ontario resort country three hours north of Toronto.
The only catch is they won’t be anywhere near Muskoka.
Instead, the federal government is shelling out millions of dollars to re-create cottage country — complete with a small lake — inside a Toronto convention facility that will warehouse most of the media during the three-day windfest.
Your tax dollars at work. ...
Foreign Affairs estimates the cost for the project will be $1.9 million, including draining the lake and dismantling the whole thing after three days.
It is all another stunning achievement by organizers of the great Canadian summits of squander, three days of hot air and tear gas that will cost taxpayers an estimated $1.2 billion and counting.
And agree that while the $1.9 million dollars waste is three orders of magnitude less than pissing away 1.2 billion it isn't much to crow about and put it down to another example of mind-boggling HGI (Harper Government Incompetence).