How to achieve recognition. Last week new winners of the Teddy Awards were announced. For over twenty years, Teddy has been awarded annually to politicians, bureaucrats, government officials and public structures who have achieved the most impressive results in terms of unreasonable expenses.
Naturally, in all the years none of the awardees did not appear at the ceremony. Nor did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was named the winner in the nominations of the federal level, come. So marked his last year’s visit to India, which turned out to be more like a luxurious family vacation at the expense of the taxpayer. At the provincial level, the Golden Pig was awarded the secretary and chief administrator of the British Columbia parliament, who heated up the public treasury for tens of thousands of dollars for their travels around the world, expensive purchases and other unjustified costs. At the municipal level, the Vancouver Parks Department awarded the award for organizing electronic correspondence between city residents and … trees, for which five representatives of the “artistic community” were hired, hired for 10 thousand dollars each. Award for Lifetime Achievement received former Governor-General of Canada Adrien Clarkson. After retiring in 2005, she, in addition to a generous pension, continued to receive from the treasury an average of more than 100 thousand dollars a year to continue her tireless care for the country and the people. By the way, in 2004, Clarkson was already awarded the “Golden Pig” for her super-expensive tours in Europe, accompanied by numerous retinues. Among the nominees for this year’s Teddy Award, it is worth mentioning the authorities of the Clayton municipality of Saskatchewan, who spent 340 thousand dollars on the bridge that collapsed on the day of its opening.
On the way to the new star. 18-year-old Bianca Andreescu from Mississauga won a sensational victory at the prestigious Indian Wells tennis tournament.
In the final, the young Canadian defeated an eminent rival from Germany, Angelica Kerber. Having received an award of more than 1.354 million dollars, Andreescu rose from 36 to 24 place in the ranking of the best tennis players in the world. By the way, at the beginning of the year she was only in 152 place. Ahead are now prestigious competitions in Miami, and tennis fans in Canada are hoping for further victories of the new sports star – and also that her career will not be broken by the unrestrained praises of the Canadian press, which already calls Andreescu a “rising superstar”. The reality of such fears is reminiscent of the fate of the Quebec athlete Eugenie Bouchard who flashed, also immediately recorded in the “stars”: having made her way up to fifth place in the world ranking, she then slipped to the current 80th place.