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TORONTO – Canada's Conservative government says the nearly $1 billion it plans to spend on security at the G-8 and G-20 summits next month is worth it.
Canada has budgeted up to $930 Canadian (US$885 million) for the summits. By comparison, the stated amount spent by Pittsburgh on security for last September's G-20 summit was US$12.4 million. London's stated amount for the G-20 last year was US$10.9 million.
Originally posted by dolphinfan
The folks in Canada should be raising hell over this waste of their money.
Originally posted by intrepid
My thoughts? It's going to be money going to the RCMP, much maligned recently but they are the #1 security force in Canada. Nice way to sneak funds to them.
Originally posted by grimreaper797
You guys baffle me.
Originally posted by Liberal1984
It's insane! It's a classic case study of government spending, out of control; and (at this level) is a pretty obvious sign, of government corruption.
I mean its hardly like Hitler is attending (even if many of the 3rd Reich are on the guest list!!).