Pricey Parliament skating rink a fitting monument to government excess

The Canada 150 celebrations were clearly not intended to be a testament to the era of wasteful government spending, but perhaps it’s sadly appropriate that it has become so.

Certainly, Canadians expected the country’s 150th birthday to be widely celebrated, but Canadians also appear quite uneasy about how much this party is costing. And some of the unusual ways politicians have found to spend money — all under the guise of a “celebration” — seem more like the government equivalent of buying a round of shots or throwing stacks of money while partying at the club.