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Old 09-24-2010, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)

Craig Ferguson
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Exclamation [CBC] G8/G20 Costs (80 mill on food, 17 mill on rentals)

CBC just published an article on some of the expenses of G8/G20.
They include:
  • 80 million for food
  • 17 million on transportation
  • $85,000 for snacks
  • $14,000 for glow sticks.
  • 2.2 million dollar bill for a one day of car rentals
  • $68,000 for Nikon cameras
  • $45,000 on binoculars
The RCMP used under 7 mill.

Considering how our pricetag was in the billions ($1.2) when other cities (like London) stayed in the millions (around 10 million pounds), what is your take on some of these expenses?
Has it changed your opinion on spending during G8/20?
Personally, I'm a little wary of the Conservatives right now. Frivolous government spending during a recession might be the deal breaker for me.

Read more: CBC News - Ottawa - G8/G20 costs include $80M for food, lodging
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