Thursday, April 7, 2011
Why Won't Harper Release Costs of G-20/G-8? Is He Afraid it Could Hurt Fantino?
When Julian Fantino was running in the by-election in Vaughn, the opposition demanded that he release the costs of the G-20/G-8, since a portion would have been under his control, as head of the OPP.
We know that the entire weekend was an orgy of violence and lavish spending, that included $85,000 at a mini-bar, and:
$1.7 million for two food catering contracts
$22,403 on snacks from Pickle Barrel
$23,100 on thermal night-vision video cameras
$98,225 on sirens
$31,390 on flagpoles
$246,000 on a "living wall," such a row of bushes
$16,014 on plastic handcuffs
$13,061 on police notebooks
$107,748 on Nikon cameras
$55,432 on video cameras
$1,399 on memory sticks
$191,411 on antennas
$702,597 on two-way radio rentals
$232,036 on phone rentals
$207,900 on solar lighting
$138,446 on a digital-pen system
Now once again they are refusing to release this information to the public. Why?
That's our money and we have a right to know, even if it does mean that Fantino loses the election.