Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Tony Clement Commemorative Road Project Plaque™

A sign of things to come around the nation? "Governments Celebrate the Completion of Road Projects:"
“The Government of Canada is proud to commemorate such important improvements to the City of North Bay’s roads and bridges, made possible through the federal Gas Tax Fund,” said the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament for Parry Sound-Muskoka. “The federal Gas Tax Fund is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to stimulate the economy and create jobs through investments in public infrastructure.”
Not exactly the kind of event that springs to mind when you think about commemorative plaques being "unveiled." A plaque is not a temporary item after all. Memorials to significant community figures, or an historic explorer's trail, or an historic building...those are the kinds of things that warrant commemoration in a community. Now maybe if this was the first road ever in North Bay...

While we're talking signs...a follow-up on the signage story from last night, reported by Canadian Press. They reference a Privy Council Office memo dated March 8, 2010 which indicated that at that point, 5,275 signs had been installed. The other CP report this week references PCO indicating on August 27, 2010 that 8,587 had been installed as of that date. Meaning that 3312 Economic Action Plan signs were installed across the country over the last 5 months. A simple observation but it does seem like a frenetic pace that these signs are going up at.

And by the way...wonder what will grace the exterior area of that new NHL-sized/PKP-coveted-arena in Quebec City? A statue perhaps?