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If I Had A Billion Dollars

1 Jun

So much criticism is being aimed at the government for spending a hefty price tag ($1 Billion +) on security alone at the G20 summit in June. Rightfully so, especially if one puts that amount of money into perspective.

The Toronto Star did just that, finding the power in one billion dollars to do a heck of a lot of things like:

Reduce tuition by $1,000 for every student

Create 11,000 new construction jobs

Also, the maternal health plan would spend as much money as G20 security for a three year program. That would be $300 million a year instead of one billion for a three day event. With extra money, developing countries would receive more aid for women and children, obviously saving more lives.

MP Olivia Chow also says: Continue reading

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