There are better ways to build City’s future
Re: Trust us, we’re from the Olympic bid corporation, Opinion, Nov. 6
For days now reading the morning paper, I have noticed the expenditure of large amounts of money on ads for the Yes side. Along with those ads the endless complimentary articles about who is in town for the Yes campaign.
Then, of course, the list of corporate supporters many of whom will benefit directly from the taxpayers of Canada.
People should be told that the Yes campaign received a lot of money up front.
The fact that they can pay for huge ads, fly in Olympians, throw parties, and pay for the Telus convention centre has created an imbalance, which the No campaign cannot possibly correct, yet they try with devotion and diligence to reveal the truth.
I thank you for the Rob Break en ridge column, and sincerely hope people read it carefully, and make sure they understand that taxpayers from across Canada are going to be on the hook for this for a long time to come.
There are better ways to build a city, for a long-term future, and giving away millions to the IOC is one wrong way.
The reality is this country is in huge financial trouble; this is no time to party like it’s 1988. Douglas Maclean, Canmore