Cabinet Blows The Budget On Monuments

Cabinet has hiked spending on war monuments by more than 60 percent in the past six years, according to newly-released accounts.
Budgets for statues, cenotaphs, obelisks, memorials and other monuments top $18.5 million. Heritage Minister Shelly Glover did not comment.
Figures don’t include the cost of a new War of 1812 statue to be installed on Parliament Hill: “I think it is almost to the point of being obsessive.”

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