For Tony Clement.
$5.00 is $4.99 too much.
In the wilderness cottage country north of Parry Sound, where a two-lane road peters out in the middle of nowhere, motorists can keep going through the bush on a winding roller-coaster of paved track called the Bunny Trail. Thanks to the Harper government, this little-travelled side road is now slated for improvement—at a cost to Canadian taxpayers of nearly half a million dollars.Mad yet?
“Reconstruction of Bunny Trail”—as the project near the town of Dunchurch is described in federal government records—will cost $463,061. But that’s just a drop in the bucket compared with the nearly $100 million the Conservatives have poured into the riding of Parry Sound-Muskoka in the past couple of years since former Tory MPP Tony Clement took over as federal industry minister.
Under Clement, who originally won the former Liberal-held riding by only 28 votes in 2006, Ottawa has tapped every funding program available to shower the 90,000 residents with cash