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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Glen Murray - The Million Dollar Toilet

There is a provincial by-election in Toronto Centre happening now to replace George Smitherman. Glen Murray, the former mayor of Winnipeg, is running for the Liberals.

Glen Murray has made a big deal about how his record as mayor of Winnipeg.  However, he seems to be relying more on his reputation than his achievements.  There’s a good reason for this.  Glen Murray was responsible for a number of scandals during his tenure.  Two Murray scandals made a Winnipeg Sun list of the top 50 Manitoba news stories of the last decade (I’ll save the second one for another time).  Here’s #19:

19. The million-dollar toilet

Glen Murray’s dream of dining at a French bistro located on a $20-million footbridge overlooking the Red River quickly morphed into a debate over plumbing. Turns out it cost about $1 million to hook up plumbing to the plaza at Esplanade Riel, leading the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to dub the project as the one with “the million-dollar toilet.” Things only got worse when our Tom Brodbeck noted the phallic nature of the span, calling it the “dinkbridge.”

Posted by William Joseph on January 26, 2010 | Permalink


"Turns out it cost about $1 million to hook up plumbing..."

Just a million?
That`s nothing.

He should fit right in with the Ontario Liberals.

"...the disclosure could reasonably be expected to be injurious to the financial interests of the Government of Ontario,...."


In case anyone`s not aware of this.
The rest of Canada is now supporting the "have not" Province

You might want to write the Premier of Ontario and tell him to stop wasting your money.

Posted by: Woof | 2010-01-26 10:16:07 AM

Yes, we definetly should be trusting this guy to spend $60 million in taxpayer dollars for subsidized housing in Toronto.

Posted by: Steve Lafleur | 2010-01-26 11:53:05 AM

thats 60 toliets... 60,000 people in TCHC bldgs - works out to 1 per thousand.

Posted by: bfesti | 2010-01-31 10:38:47 AM

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