Some officials have wrapped themselves in the flag and stated that the vandallism and rioting displayed at the G20 meeting was "un-Canadian" and "this just doesn't happen here." This would be for the benefit of all the reporters gathered around the artificial lake.
Though infrequent, the riots and vandalism are quintessentially Canadian. Officials plan for them much in the same way. They happen following the final game of a NHL hockey playoff when a Canadian team is involved.
But then they are called good Canadian fun, and no foreign reporters are watching.
Paul Wodchyc, Prince George