Lack of information makes it hard to vote
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