Thursday, January 29, 2009

THE TRUTH IS IN THE CASH REGISTER


We are at war.

Who knew?

What will be the largest peacetime security operation in Canadian history?

Not the visit of President Obama to Ottawa next month.

No.

It will be the Olympics, of course.

Now the tab for all those 12,000 police, private security folk and members of the armed forces who happen to not be dying in Afghanistan during those 17 days was originally underestimated at $175 Million.

Anyone who knew anything about these matters, like the FBI, fell down laughing at these first numbers.

Clearly this was a typical G. Campbell snow job.

So.

What is the real cost?

Security costs rise five-fold to $1-billion

Imagine how pleasant it might have been if someone had mentioned this six years ago when we were so lucky to be awarded this bonanza.

Total Bah Humbug!

2 comments:

Martino said...

After this mighty debacle is taken care of, I will no longer support any Canadian bid to host a Winter or Summer Olympics.

We could have spent 6 billion dollars on so many better things.

Anonymous said...

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The private sector take the risk? I'll sell you the Sea to Sky Highway really cheap.