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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

If I Had a Billion Dollars

Stephen Harper and his cronies have spent over one billion dollars preparing for the G8 and G20 meetings in Canada this month. That's a lot of money. The city of Toronto will be pretty much shut down from June 24 to June 27. The University of Toronto will be closed on the 24th and 26th and all activities are canceled on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.

Here's The Bare Naked Ladies singing "If I had a million dollars" (With many interruptions). Go to Jennifer Smith's blog Runesmith's Canadian Content to see the new lyrics for [If I Had a Billion Dollars].


  1. Now with video!

  2. Total shutdown of Canada's largest city and economic centre? And here I thought "Vancouver 2010" (blergh) was bad...

    At least the Olympics are, you know, open to the public...

  3. How much is our deficit again?

    Wouldn't this money have been better spent dealing with that?

    There is this thing, called "video conferencing" get all the work and avoid the billion dollar photo op...

  4. For comparison's sake: what's NRC's total budget for 2010?