There are bet­ter ways to build City’s fu­ture

Calgary Herald - - LETTERS -

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

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