March 14, 2019

Emails to trees? BC municipalities vie for title of worst, weirdest government waste

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) dished out their annual Teddy Awards this week bestowing the dubious honour of these prizes, named after a federal bureaucrat who once expensed a $700 lunch for two, to commemorate the best of the worst in government waste.

Justin Trudeau's ill-fated trip to India topped the list but there were others that were equally ridiculous, though less extravagant.

The Municipal Teddy went to the City of Vancouver’s Park Board which spent $50K on their “All The Trees” project that invited local residents to send emails to trees, then paid artists to send replies on behalf of the trees.

And if you think that's bad, well here comes the municipality of New Westminster, British Columbia saying “hold our soy lattes!”

They can't even repair a beloved tugboat themed park without the obligatory left-wing freak-out about applying the necessary amount of white guilt to each play structure in a “nod to the people that lived in that place before us.”

The Rotary Club was going to put up 25 per cent of the cost of repairs, but enter social justice warriors to ruin everything.

Are we losing sight of reality? It's a park outside where everybody, no matter what colour, religion or cultural background, can bring their children to play together.

But that's not enough these days. Surely, before this park kerfuffle is all over, we’ll need to consult about the gender of the new tugboat play structures.

In the end, a park design everybody seemed pretty happy with, will inevitably cost more because it has to be redesigned to accommodate the requirements specified by childless spinsters and those offended on behalf of others.

The joy of children will be the last consideration.

As the CTF notes, virtue signalling is an expensive business.

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commented 2019-03-15 20:15:29 -0400
Why would sjw focus on entertaining children when they want to abolish children?
commented 2019-03-15 14:08:06 -0400
Muslims had slaves and they ain’t white.
commented 2019-03-15 09:06:42 -0400
Only whites had slavery. Get your facts correct. Ignore the man behind the curtain.
commented 2019-03-15 00:55:48 -0400
Thanks C. White for reminding us of true West Coast aboriginal history… Including new war canoes “blessed” by being launchd over the bodies of slaves and new lodge totem poles planted over the bodies of sacrificial slaves…
commented 2019-03-14 21:20:28 -0400
I suppose they could replace one of the tug-boats with a war canoe full of captives from other West Coast Nations meant for slavery. That would recognize an important part of the indigenous culture that existed. I’m sure socialists would be in favour.
commented 2019-03-14 21:17:15 -0400
They should have asked me. I would have pretended to be a tree for only $5,000.00.
commented 2019-03-14 20:47:04 -0400
The White Man is fast becoming the new low life of the Canadian population, he will soon be downgraded to being only fit to do the most menial of jobs. Shortly the lynch mobs will be roaming, looking for white people to lynch….Trudeau won’t have to worry though, he ain’t white.
commented 2019-03-14 20:42:24 -0400
I love the CTF and all the good work they do exposing GOVERNMENT BS!

What you guys should do is track down those five, now richer, artistic ‘trees’ and interview them! You never know what kind of treasures you may turn up…
commented 2019-03-14 20:33:14 -0400
I spent years in New Westminster; it is also home to many Urban Indian families. Just because this fun looking park didn’t have a Totem Pole, they would enjoy it like every other race in the Lower Mainland.
commented 2019-03-14 19:50:17 -0400
These are modern Marxist redistribution of wealth schemes. Of course, before they can spread the payola around to their bum friends, they first have to confiscate it from those who work and produce.