"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers." - Nikita Khruschev
Some of our politicians and bureaucrats think they are plastic surgeons. According to them Canada needs a facelift, a little cosmetic surgery, maybe some boob implants. Canada doesn’t have enough natural beauty. They will make it better.
Pristine Canadian lakes are one of Canada’s most precious natural resources. The total number of lakes in Canada has not been counted, but is estimated to be over three million. That’s not enough. One more lake was needed. For the G8 and G20 conferences in June of 2010 the Canadian government of the day decided to spend two million dollars to create a fake lake, showcasing Canada as a world leader in artificial lake manufacturing. Read about it HERE.
Building a new lake was not enough; so an astute Ontario Provincial Parks bureaucrat made things right. He spent public money to put some fake trees and Astroturf into four provincial parks. You can listen to his flawless reasoning in this brief CBC radio interview by clicking on the photo above.
Nature is not doing a proper job. It appears to need some help from taxpayers. Continuing on this path, Canada is destined to become the Disneyland of the North. We only need use our imagination. Let’s go camping. We dream of pitching our tent on the Astroturfed shores of a fake lake surrounded by artificial trees. In the afternoon we can don our swimsuits for a fake swim, and later in the evening we can grab our fishing rods. If we get lucky, we’ll catch some imaginary fish.
Maybe a couple of plastic deer grazing on the Astroturf would add to the ambiance.
I’m waiting for the pink flamingos.
Don’t you love nature?
Gerald M. Sliva
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