Lack of in­for­ma­tion makes it hard to vote

Calgary Herald - - LETTERS -

Less than a week to go and I still am un­de­cided on my 2026 Olympics vote. I re­ally want to vote in favour, but I have lit­tle to sup­port a favourable vote at this point. I have read ev­ery ar­ti­cle, and I have watched the news, but that has not helped me (no of­fence to the me­dia; it’s not their fault). I have heard bi­ased peo­ple (ath­letes, politi­cians, ser­vice in­dus­tries) telling me that it is a “good deal” but I don’t even know what the en­tire deal is.

To me, this is like buy­ing a used ve­hi­cle. I don’t know the year, make and model, the mileage. I don’t know if it starts. I don’t know when it was ser­viced last. I don’t even re­ally know the ex­act price. Yet the sales­peo­ple are telling me it is a great deal and I should buy it. I just don’t have that kind of faith.

Un­less I am miss­ing some­thing, peo­ple vot­ing in favour of a bid to host the 2026 Olympics are do­ing so with lit­tle to go on but good faith. If they buy it, I hope they don’t end up with a lemon.

Glen Brandt, Cal­gary

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