Edmonton Sun | 28May2010 | Orest Slepokura

Foolish consistency

This June, Canada will hold the G8 and G20 summits in Toronto and Huntsville, Ont. The total cost to us as host nation is expected to top a billion dollars. Top of the agenda at both summits will doubtless be the urgent need for all governments to bring in austerity measures to wrestle down towering debt and deficits. Smell a contradiction here? Not to worry! As Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen.” No little statesmen are likely to attend our G8 and G20 Summits.

Orest Slepokura

(We need more foolish consistency, less consistently foolish.)