Why should the lowly taxpayers, many of whom do not attend pro hockey or pro football games on a regular basis, pay for the toys and status symbols of the rich and powerful? Hopefully, our politicians have the guts to tell Ken King and his wealthy associates that the taxpayers of this province are not going to subsidize the rich and powerful any longer.
If King and millionaires/ billionaires want a new hockey arena, they can pay for it themselves, or they can sell shares into their business venture like the Green Bay Packers did in Wisconsin. George E. Thatcher, Trochu
The lowly tax payers of Alberta will be paying for lots of stuff for at least two or three generations that the ndp have put in place. Much of that money(I fully expect the number to be one hundred billion by the time they are thrown from office) was spent on wages and benafits for the one hundred and fifty thousand new provincial employees the ndp have hire where the PC's planned to lay off over 6,000. This accounts for a large portion of the operating budget deficit this government runs year after year. What a mess!!!!!
Tazzman55216 Sep 2017 7:22 AM Another jealous Kanadian speaks out. The salaries that the players make is not a made in Kalgary issue. In this case, we have to compete with over thirty other teams in North America, many of whom actually understand economics. The owners may have money, but why should their bank accounts be an issue? If you are buying a car, does the guy with the most money just give it away, or does he try and get the best deal? The player salary and owner bank account is a non issue as in irrelevant. Kanadians need to get over it. Some people make more money than you do. It will always be so, at least in non communist countries. Oops, forgot, we are talking Kanada here.