Canadian Cranberry Warriors to Besiege Beijing in Summer.
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
In what can only be described as Cranberry Camouflage , Canada's Olympic athletes look more like Warriors off to "Fright in Cranberryistan" intimidating the neighbouring country of Turkey "with all the fixins". Instead of conventional weapons, their choice of "Eatin Irons" will be knife and fork close combat once they disembark off the Canadian Navy's Gravy Boat. After a "Days Fill in Combat", rest assured, these "Mighty Olympic Warriors" will undo a "pants button or two" and saunter off for a well deserved nap to digest the days conflict.
Okay, enough of the Puns.
Anyone who has seen the "Made In China", Canadian designed Olympic Uniforms will certainly see why 'Cranberry CAMO Combat Uniforms" fit the bill instead of athletic wear. What was Canada thinking? Canadians from across Canada in Public Polls were outraged their Tax dollars were spent on this embarrassment.
Politicans on the other hand are more "Outraged" to find out these Olympic Uniforms were "Made in China".
Funny how "Hypocritical Political Parties", especially the Liberal party who figure Canadians have a short attention span of a piece of fruit?
Many Canadians still remember the Liberal Government scandal and inspired logic when it came to light over a decade ago when the Liberal government was in power that the Liberals awarded virtually all Canadian Themed Merchandise to China, everything from Canada Flags, Canada Pins, Canada Day Pens, RCMP Dolls, Teddy Bears, T-shirts, to any Canada Souvenir imaginable for export back to Canada in time for Canada Day Celebrations, and to be presented as Gifts to visiting Dignitaries, Canadian Soldiers serving in War Torn Conflicts in other countries to give away to traumatized children and villagers as mementos of Canada. It is assumed Bosnian Childen and African children could not read english, otherwise they would be further traumatized once they read the "Made in China Label" on the Canadian Gifts.
Inuit Artists were also outraged to learn the Canadian Government were allowing "Made in China Inuit Art and Sculptures" in Tourist stores within Government Buildings. Much of this Made in China Inuit art was not in Jade or Soapstone, but Machine made Plastic Resin sculptures made to resemble Jade or Soapstone.
Liberal MP Denis Coderre was aware of all this when he was a serving Liberal Minister and Secretary of State for Amateur Sport and as well Minister for Inuit and Indians later on. So today when Mr. Coderre wraps himself in the Canadian Flag, when he expresses surprise in the media that Olympic Uniforms are Made in China, tells Canadians, he is truly a "Hypocritical Dickweed!"
To this day, nothing has changed, virtually everything with a "Canadian Theme is manufacturer in China", much to the displeasure of "Tax Paying Canadian Manufacturers" who were squeezed out of this supposedly Liberal " Patriotic Buy Canadian" tendered process to supply exclusively to the Canadian Government.
Now all of a sudden Politicans are surprised to learn nothing is "Made in Canada"? Certainly smacks of ongoing Political Posturing Idiocy if you ask me.
Canada's top athletes will wear the Maple Leaf and a made-in-China label as they head to the Olympic Games in Beijing this summer.
While designed by domestic talent, the Team Canada uniforms sported on the podium are produced in Chinese factories with special eco-friendly fabrics from Asia.
Ottawa Centre NDP MP Paul Dewar called it a "no brainer" that apparel worn by Canadian Olympians should be manufactured in Canada from domestic textiles.
"The athletes are made in Canada, so should the uniforms," he told Sun Media. "It's all about showing pride in your country, but you need to be consistent. Symbols matter in this case -- not only the Maple Leaf symbol, but the symbol that's stitched on the inside of the uniform about where it's made."
The Canadian Olympic Committee picks the supplier for athletes' gear and replica consumer clothing -- a coveted contract won by the Hudson's Bay Company in 2005. But Dewar insists the federal government should demand a made-in-Canada policy since it makes heavy public investments in Team Canada.