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Canada's adorable new residents...

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by bek, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    I saw this on the news. They are soooooo CUTE! :cheer2:
     
  2. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    It's apparently part of our current Prime Minister's "economic action plan" for the country. He found it necessary to personally greet the new arrivals (and sign for them with FedEx) rather than to be in Ottawa to greet a group of young people who had walked hundreds and hundreds of kilometers in support of native rights. Priorities messed up much???!!!

    P.S. I enjoy pandas but think the millions involved could have been put to better use.
     
  3. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

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    There were also some Tweets yesterday mentioning that PM Harper can't be bothered to meet with the provincial premiers for the past couple of years, but he apparently can make time in his oh-so-busy schedule for two panda bears :rolleyes:
     
  4. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Just what I was going to say. (Tho that does mean there might be calls to move this thread to Politically Incorrect ...)

    Economically, I do actually think the huge tourist draw of pandas will mean they "pay for themselves" in the long run, and even if it weren't a financial net gain I think it's still a worthwhile venture. But Harper's decision to choose "feel good" publicity event over a critical domestic issue like meeting with the Nishiyuu is a clear indication of his priorities. Just what we've come to expect from him.
     
  5. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

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    I agree with two things

    1. The pandas are gorgeous! Can't wait to see them this summer.

    2. Harper's an ass.
     
  6. Andora

    Andora Skating season ends as baseball season begins

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    I am by NO means a Harper fan, but to be fair, pretty much any political leader would choose the same thing in Canada. I'm sure I could find a similar example from Jean Chretien back in the day. ;)
     
  7. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

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    Could we have traded two pandas for one Harper?
     
  8. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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    Panda looks like it was trying to shake hands!
     
  9. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Awwwww, I may need to make a trip to Toronto!
     
  10. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    But who would take him?
     
  11. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

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