Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Canada's New Vacation Hot Spot. Fake Lake at G20

Tired of laying out money for a tropical vacation, only to have it rain during your stay?

Tired of spending money on airfare only to find yourself sitting beside a man who insists that you look at his bunions while you're trying to digest plastic food?

Well no more.

The Harper government has spent two million dollars for a fake lake, complete with canoes, for your holiday convenience.

Dubbed Lake G-20 it comes complete with pollution. No need for a camera because the PM will provide the photo-ops to keep your memories alive for future generations.

So pack up those swim trunks and head to G-20 lake, where even the people are fake. No need for sunscreen because the sun isn't real either.

G20: Should we call the fake lake ‘Harper’s Folly’?
The Toronto Sun reported the fake lake will include a fake dock, canoes, Muskoka chairs and a stadium-sized jumbotron displaying the sights and sounds of cottage country. The construction and removal of the lake is expected to cost $1.9 million. The artificial Muskoka scene is part of a larger exhibit called “The Canadian Corridor,” which is intended to highlight Canadian investment opportunities.

Even the Los Angeles Times got a hoot out of this one. I so love being a laughing stock though we should be used to it by now.

Canada spends nearly $2 million on fake lake inside G-20 and G-8 media center
Canada's Conservative government is coming under heavy criticism from opposition parties for spending nearly $2 million for a fake lake inside the media center for this month's G-8 and G-20 summits.Organizers are building the artificial lake to showcase the real G-8 site in Huntsville, Ontario, on June 25-26. The lake is part of a $1.9-million Canadian (US$1.8 million) display called The Canadian Corridor that will include canoes, trees, deck chairs and a fake dock.

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