According to a news report in the French media, the G20 currently taking place in Cannes has a budget of 20 million euros - roughly 28 million Canadian dollars.
Yes. You read that correctly.
In June of 2010, PMSHithead's Contempt Party government spent $858 million on security alone for the G20.
Joe Wormington provides a chilling update on the most contentious aspect of that security: the illegal detention of hundreds of men and women who were rounded up by police, deprived of their basic human rights and never charged.
This is what a *fiscally prudent, transparent and accountable* minority Con government did.
Now that the ReformaTories have flim-flammed themselves a slender majority with a minority of votes, all bets are off. Stevie Spiteful will sell off our natural resources and will spend our tax revenues on consultants who will advise them on how to slash government services.
Occupy Montreal protesters joined an anti-G20 protest organized by the anti-capitalist group known as CLAC Thursday night.
Hundreds of people marched through downtown after gathering at Phillips Square just after 6 p.m. The protesters expressed frustration with what they described as a focus on big business, not financial inequality, at the G20 summit in Cannes, France. Before dispersing shortly before 8 p.m., someone lit an effigy of Prime Minister Stephen Harper ablaze.
Smells like bacon frying, no?