Bombs over B.C. Place

So as Grey Cup weekend approached for Vancouver and B.C. football fans are selling off their tickets, the Canadian Armed Forces are gearing up for a major operation. Yes the Grey Cup, the Canadian Football League’s top prize, is so coveted that the military is guarding it. The Grey Cup was sailed into the city harbour on the HMCS Vacouver yesterday and CF-18 fighter jets are going to do a fly over during the celebrations on the weekend.

The CBC is reporting that this is raising some concerns amoung people who pay taxes and expect the military to defend more than a football trophy. They quote a representative of the Canadian Tax Payers Federation as saying:

“The level of involvement is certainly going to be a big price tag for the taxpayers, and for the military which is constantly reminding taxpayers and the public of how little resources they have.

“To be spending it on such a gratuitous public relations campaign is certainly questionable.”

The navy apparently thinks that sailing a warship into the harbour is a great recruiting tool, hoping I suppose that drunk Grey Cup fans from Edmonton and Montreal will get so wrapped up in the festive mood that they enlist for a tour of duty. Because people recruited after a Grey Cup bender are the sort of people we want to give guns to.

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