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Originally posted by GAOTU789
This is absolutely, positively the most insane thing that this government has done to date. Hands down.
A BILLION DOLLARS. To protect a bunch of thieving, lying worthless POS.
They have to be kidding? They must be. Harper has got to be out of his mind. Seriously. There is no other explanation. We can't actually be paying a BILLION dollars to protect these clowns.
Thousands of Jews flocked to the Ricoh Coliseum Sunday morning to listen to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before hitting the streets of Toronto for a solidarity walk.
About 10,000 people are expected to participate in the 42nd annual Walk With Israel.
It's the first time since 1978 that an Israeli prime minister has been on hand to address Toronto's Jewish community, estimated to be about 200,000.
The United Jewish Appeal's Walk With Israel begins on CNE grounds, at the arena, some time before noon.
The throng will make its way through city streets along a seven-kilometre route.
The walk raises money for educational and social welfare projects in Israel.
This year proceeds will benefit Ethiopian Israelis living in Bat Yam.
The public safety minister is standing behind the whopping $1.1 billion security bill for the upcoming G8 and G20 summits, and says the auditor general is free to review the expenditures after world leaders go home.
Toews scoffed at critics who say the bill is considerably higher than the $30 million London spent when it hosted the G20 summit in April 2009, or the $18 million spent by Pittsburgh in September 2009.
He called those estimates "nonsense," and said the numbers reflect each city's costs, not the federal government's bill.
"What we're comparing with is the national costs of running the G8 and the G20, and I've never seen any indication of what the national costs were for the United States or Great Britain," Toews said.
Originally posted by dolphinfan
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If they were going to put Canadians to work to build some quality infrastructure, you might have a point, but I doubt that will happen. At a minimum, the folks should demand an accounting of what the money will go to.