This is just like those weeks after Christmas when the credit card bills come in, as we are now learning just what more than a billion dollars was spent on, when we hosted he G-20.
80 million for food and lodging, including the Sutton place in downtown Toronto.
$ 282,412.43 for “geomatics requirement.” (the better to keep track of us my dear)
$315,000 for “high-end furniture” (?) (How good does it have to be when you're sitting around a "fake lake"?)
$2-million for an exhibit called “Invest in Canada.”
$334,000 on bugspray, hand sanitizer and sunscreen
$246,000 for a “living wall”
$85,000 for snacks
$14,000 for glow sticks
$31,390 for flag poles.
$34 million on telecommunications and electronics
$17 million for vehicle rentals and transportation.
$4.5 million for the security fence
$3.2-million single contract for shuttle buses
$45,000 on binoculars.
$1.2 million on condominium rentals
$930 million for security
But it was fun though, right? It's a good thing we were in recession. Can you imagine how much they would have spent if we actually had money in the bank?