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Fake $2 million lake for G8/G20

I am furious and disgusted by the federal government spending $2 million for a fake lake, not too mention the other ballooning expenditures for the G8/G20.

Sure, we need to showcase what Canada is.. but not in this way. We have real lakes in Canada. This is the same government that wasted $10 million on an ugly Canada pavilion during the Olympics.

Look at the economic situation globally, and debt we're in from government stimulus spending in the recession!

Mortgage payments just went up from interest rate increases! The HST is on it's way in a few weeks! What else is next...

I would like to know how the Prime Minister can justify these costs? Unbelievable!

Tories pilloried for fake lake at G8/G20 media centre - The Globe and Mail
 

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We have it on good authority that the usually hum-drum swag bags for media will include brand new “special summit edition” BlackBerrys preloaded with promotional stuff about Muskoka.

Fake Muskoka costs real bucks


Swag bags for media - what is this the Academy Awards?
 

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I am furious and disgusted by the federal government spending $2 million for a fake lake, not too mention the other unnecessary expenditures for the G8/G20.

Sure, we need to showcase what Canada is about.. but not in this way. We have real lakes in Canada. This is the same government that wasted $10 million on an ugly Canada pavilion during the Olympics.

Look at the economic situation globally, and debt we're in from government stimulus spending in the recession!

My mortgage payments just went up from interest rate increases! The HST is on it's way in a few weeks! What else is next...

I would like to know how a minority Prime Minister can justify these costs? Unbelievable!

Tories pilloried for fake lake at G8/G20 media centre - The Globe and Mail
I totally agree. Such contempt for the taxpayer. Such recklessness. Such unbridled largesse.

Ultimately, such BS.
 

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Yep, this is a disgrace.
 

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What's new? Politicians have been full of themselves for decades. Too soon we forget the largesse of past governments that were not Conservative.
I'm sorry, so that makes it okay then?

I'd have thought you'd be *applauding* additional public scrutiny of government expenses, not dismissing it.
 

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I'd call myself a conservative and yes this is idiotic. This and he security costs is making the Conservatives look anything but conservative.
 

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I'm sorry, so that makes it okay then?

I'd have thought you'd be *applauding* additional public scrutiny of government expenses, not dismissing it.
Too bad you didn't get it old chap. My response had nothing to do with scrutiny and everything to do with past spending on other summits and other largesse by other parties. Having not lived here long, you would not know that.
 

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Too bad you didn't get it old chap. My response had nothing to do with scrutiny and everything to do with past spending on other summits and other largesse by other parties. Having not lived here long, you would not know that.
That essentially supports my position that Canadians have not been well served by our politicians in a very, very long time. Steven Harper had a chance to make a break with that past practice but chose not to exercise that opportunity. I'm really disappointed by that.
 

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Now they are saying that the "fake lake" will only cost $200,000 ................ the rest of the $2 million will go into stocking this lake with fake loons. :( :mad:
 

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Now they are saying that the "fake lake" will only cost $200,000 ................ the rest of the $2 million will go into stocking this lake with fake loons. :( :mad:
LOL

Perhaps the pricel also includes Black Flies and 'skeeters.
 

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The loons will later be roasted and distributed (with fries) to the poor throughout the GTA in "Loon Snak-Paks."
 

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LOL

Perhaps the pricel also includes Black Flies and 'skeeters.
That would be an additional $2 million, kps, and they will need this money to drain the "fake lake" once everyone leaves TO.
 

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Is this lake permanent?
 

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The display will be inside the Toronto media centre at the Direct Energy Centre on the CNE grounds. Aside from the fake lake, it will include Muskoka chairs, a fake dock and fake canoes. Another area in the Canadian Corridor exhibit will show a mock TSX.
Critics Scoff At Cost Of Fake Lake - CityNews

I count 10 chairs and 2 canoes ;)
 

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Is this lake permanent?
No. It shall last about a week. What is going to be interesting is to see how they get rid of the water .................. seems like they forgot the drainage, which would have cost another $2 million. Still, bucket brigades with everyone in the GTA taking a bucket and walking the 500 meters to the real Lake Ontario will be able to get rid of this water. We shall see. :D
 

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BigDL, they are real Lake Muskoka chairs. Adirondak chairs would only be found near a "fake lake" near Saratoga Lake or Lake George, or even one of the Finger Lakes.
 
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