Thursday, June 9, 2011


In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is becoming easier to understand why the Harper government has not taken any real action on fighting crime. It is not because they had a minority government. How can they make laws that might condemn their own actions?
Now we see that, not only did the Harper government squander money on an artificial pool to amuse their G-8-20 guests for a few days, they built a fake wooden lighthouse and gazebos at taxpayers' expense as well.
A lighthouse and gazebos ?
Here is an excerpt from the report:
"When government presents a request for funds to Parliament, it should be transparent about the intended use of the money," Wiersema said in a news statement, citing Fraser's report. (Fraser headed up the audit, but retired at the end of last month.)

As for the projects themselves, it turns out only Clement himself advised the infrastructure minister what projects to approve, and the AG points out there is no paper trail to explain why these projects -- including gazebos, public washrooms, a wooden fake lighthouse, and new sidewalks sometimes far from the summit site -- were approved."

AG report savages G8, G20 spending

10:36 am, June 9th, 2011

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