Bob Mackin, with an FOI-assist, had the money quote in BIV earlier this week:
...(W)e can do this, however the crew to install the plaque has to travel from Edmonton to do the installation. They will have to travel over the [Victoria Day] long weekend to do this work so we will incur a cost premium, but it can be done..."
What's it all about this time Alfie?
This was someone in the Transport Ministry who actually does transportation-type stuff talking, by EMail, to someone who doesn't (i.e. a PAB-Botian-type communications person) about the installation of a plaque about nothing that would be installed in the middle of nowhere that would commemorate a meaningless anniversary for no good reason at all.
Except, of course, that it would have the name or our fine Premier, and the name of her Minister with the fluffy hair, on it.
Sixty-five thousand dollars.
Which, if you are still keeping track, is 1,250 bus passes for the disabled.
EMail, you might be asking?....Hmmmm...Wonder if anyone has stomped the transport employee's phone to bits yet?...After all, it's not illegal as long as nobody lies to the ghost of flying Phil Gagliardi about it.