Canadian governments have decided that the way to throw a party for our country’s 150th birthday is to spend their way into hosting the most unCanadian celebration ever.
The Liberals allotted half a billion dollars, in part, to bring in half of Irish band U2.
The Ontario Liberals doled out hundreds of thousands to rent a giant, and allegedly, counterfeit duck and Calgary brought in a giant red ball with part of the $700K the Liberals gave the city for celebrations.
What does this all have to do with Canada?
Nothing much. But as I explain in my video, I think the worst thing to come out of this spending spree is the fancy logo design.
I can’t begin to imagine the cost of branding and executing this new logo that came as a result of a design competition the Conservatives held to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday celebration.
Not only was this project a waste of taxpayer money, but the idea that we need to change or alter traditional symbols that represent us as a nation, is a slippery slope that may begin with minor changes to a holiday, but what comes next?
I don’t like it when the government overspends and wastes taxpayer dollars for un-Canadian celebrations on the nation’s birthday, and modifying our national symbols is about as un-Canadian as you can get.