April 06, 2018

Calgary deserves an Olympic bid plebiscite

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

On the last episode of The Gunn Show, William MacBeath of Save Calgary joined me to discuss the expensive proposition of Calgary hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics.

The city has mismanaged this process so much that I've been forced into agreement with Rachel Notley, who is making financial contributions from the provincial government contingent on the city holding a plebiscite. 

Alberta taxpayers are expected to fund up to $30M just to ponder the decision, with the actual cost of the Olympics estimated at $10B.

WATCH my interview with William to see how Calgary's municipal government is trying to ignore constituents opposed to their grand scheme.

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commented 2018-04-07 09:43:31 -0400
Drew why do cities get repeat bids?
Some suckers can be taken twice. Others see the corruption coming before it happens.
commented 2018-04-07 02:55:49 -0400
Why the hell do so many cities get repeat bids? It should always be a city that has never hosted before, the Olympics is supposed to be about the whole world, not just certain areas.
commented 2018-04-06 17:54:38 -0400
This is just another attack on the taxpayers! I contacted my Alderman, so hopefully many more will too.
commented 2018-04-06 17:04:16 -0400
What about the rest of the country ,the rest of us that will be forced to pay the bill for the jet set crowd to preen and virtue signal and lie about all the benefits that come from hosting Olympic Games.
I’m overjoyed that sensible Calgarians are objecting to a wasteful bid we cannot offird. Federal money should not be used when I’m sure most Canadians that pay taxes reject the games.
I hope a plebiscite is allowed and it strikes down this latest attempt by the elite class to misuse tax dollars.
commented 2018-04-06 16:22:21 -0400
Notley and Nenshi know what will happen if they allow a plebiste. They are going to fight it. They don’t care what the wishes of Albertan’s are, they never have. They will do as they please.
commented 2018-04-06 15:50:52 -0400
At a cost of potentially $10 Billion, which is not far fetched given recent Olympics, I’m sure “stout” Nenshi is thinking he can slip a statue of himself into the budget….