Here we go again folks.
The same arrogance, and entitlement to your tax dollars is back. Call your MLA and let them know that without an Alberta wide plebiscite with a clear majority in favour, there is to be no money on the table.
Albertans go to the polls on May 29th, prepare a ballot with a simple YES or NO to hosting the 2030 Commonwealth Games.
When I put a Motion on Council in 2016 to let Calgarians have a say on the Olympic bid I was mocked, I again repeated the Motion in 2017 to coincide with the fall municipal election. I was ridiculed, saying that there was not enough time, and that it was to expensive to do it, and some mused that such a simple YES or NO question was too simple for a complex issue. That is code for: they think you are stupid.
It would have been $390,000.00 to add on the ballot box question to the 2017 municipal election, then when the province forced the vote in 2018, the City had to pay $2.1 million to do it.
To host these games will cost over a BILLION dollars. Money, we do not have. #yyc #yyccc #ableg
In reality, there’s nothing to smell except from the remains of the Olympics bid and the lessons not learned.
We’re told the backers of these Games, to be held mostly in Calgary and Edmonton in 2030, have been working for years on “the foundational work required to complete a feasibility agreement.”
Guess they picked up from where the Olympic bid rejection left off.
They promise “community engagement and discussion.” We want a vote.
They look to be running out the clock so there won’t be time for a vote.
They tell us plebiscite votes don’t allow people to really understand.
The arrogance of the self-appointed movers and shakers never ceases to amaze.”