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More bad press for the G8/G20 summits

The U.S. has issued a travel advisory warning Americans to avoid Toronto


 

Criticisms about spending and management around this year’s G20/G8 summits continue to grab headlines in this country and beyond. The US has issued a travel alert for Americans, advising them not to visit Toronto during the G20 summit as protests could quickly turn violent. “Even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable,” the advisory reads. “You should avoid them if at all possible.” Bloomberg News weighed in saying this summit has allowed Canada’s opposition to attack the Prime Minister’s economic credibility, damaging a the message Harper wanted to impress on colleagues and voters: that this country was the last in the G7 to enter the global recession and the first to recover. The Conservatives have fallen to their lowest level of popularity—30.5 per cent—since forming government in 2006, an EKOS poll released yesterday showed. New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton said yesterday, “People just shake their heads at the kind of expenditures that are going on. They talk about that fake lake—it really bothers them.”

Winnipeg Free Press

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More bad press for the G8/G20 summits

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    Described as the “lame duck climate strategy,” Obama is planning to secure enough votes in the Senate to pass a weakened energy bill and then drag out the conference long enough to ensure the stronger provisions contained in the original House version are added “after lawmakers have faced voters in November, thereby cushioning the vote's political impact.”

  2. The Administrator must be a Globalist Sympathizer? Do we still have free sppech in our Charter of Rights in the Canadian Constitution?

    Perhaps I should sue the administrator? That would make real headlines!

  3. "Bloomberg News weighed in saying this summit has allowed Canada's opposition to attack the Prime Minister's economic credibility, damaging a the message Harper wanted […]"

    Nice typo.

  4. Okay, both links are broken, and neither source appears to have the story anywhere else on their respective sites. Did someone get YesMenned?

    • Well, other news sources haven't removed the offending article. Perhaps these two sources chose minimizing the bad press for the G8/G20 over carrying the news.

  5. Bloomberg story here: http://tinyurl.com/2g8awbt
    Winnipeg Free Press here: http://tinyurl.com/23rl7hv
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    From Bloomberg:
    'Harper has said opposition parties ignore that Canada is hosting both the G-8 and G-20 summits instead of just the G-8, as was the custom until now. Data compiled by the University of Toronto's G-8 Research Group showed Canada will spend about $475 million to host the G-8 summit, compared with $260 million spent by Italy last year and $559 million spent by Japan in 2008. For the G-20 summit, Canada will spend about $475 million, compared with $18 million for the Pittsburgh summit and $30 million for the London summit, both last year.'

    My math may be shaky but it looks like adding the most expensive G8 + G20 combo still does not add up to the bill for these 2.

  6. This warning is not really a surprise. Since Obama took office, US has given so many no travel advisory – from Olympics, Mexico, Africa's- World Cup, and now this. If one follow this warning, nobody is getting out from their houses, as there will always be risks outside. As for EKOS POLL, somebody still listen at that unprofessional liberal polling crap?

    For Kathryn C, you should update your data. The budget officer said that those countries you sighted actually did not open their whole budget to the public. Only a small portion of their total budget for this event were put to public view. Your math is very shaky indeed as you have to get the right data first.