“The view had changed considerably since the G8 ministers last met in the Kananaskis country of Alberta, Canada, almost 40 years ago. Gone were most of the lush green forests of the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Replacing it were dozens of tasteless buildings and row houses with manicured lawns and gardens up to the concrete sidewalks and paved streets. Of course, this made it much easier for protesters to gather at the doorstep to the G8 summit; not like the last time a summit was held here and protesters had trouble getting past the provincial park gates.”
Lawrence Nault, Jubilee.