Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Who did the math on G20 security costs? | Monte Solberg | Columnists | Comment | Toronto Sun

I don't know who added this all up but wouldn't it have nice to host something like this in Newfoundland and especially Torbay.

Just imagine the stuff we could have built here with all that money? Hotels, Swimming Pools, Docks in the Harbour, Highways you name it we would have gotten it just like the Muskoka area is getting.

Instead we get stuff like bypass roads that really don't bypass anything and raw sewage pumping into the sea and crumbling roads.

Hard to believe we are in a recession.


  1. Remember "ABC". Think about it.

  2. I really have no idea what the ABC campaign has to do with anything. I was just joking about having it here and fantasizing about what we could do with the money.

    The ABC campaign was perfectly legitimate and was done to prove a point about a particular issue. This issue was with a particular party leader, Mr Harper. One thing that is certain is this, NL will be here long after Mr Harper is gone and I doubt any politician will be so willing to put his signature on a promise if he thinks people will actually expect them to keep it.

  3. I; like yourself, was only joking and your point is well taken. I think what's going on at the G8/20 summits is going to help all of Canada in the long term, even beautiful picturesque Torbay.

    PS: I'm watching Daniel Butt on NTV right now.

  4. AnonymousJune 08, 2010

    Over the years since 1949 Ontario has provided billions of dollars to NL. I think a little money spent in Ontario to boost its tourist business is appropriate.

  5. I don't begrudge spending in Ontario, but I do take offence to the assertion that ON has been paying NL way since 1949. That is a falsehood that is widely used across Canada.

    Good Luck with the G8/G20

  6. AnonymousJune 08, 2010

    ABC...ABL....ABNDP....any way you slice it, if you vote outside the government....you will get squat. Happens in every democracy in every jurisdiction. NL is no different. I'm still not quite sure what we proved or what we effected....I'm thinking not much.


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