April 18, 2018

Council votes to pursue Mayor Nenshi’s Olympic dreams. What now? (Guest: William MacBeath of Save Calgary)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

Calgary city council voted Monday afternoon to move full steam ahead onto the next step in their 2026 Winter Olympics aspirations.

Council has already spent $3-$4M on “public engagement” reports, and if everything goes according to plan, another $30-$40M will be spent to set up a city funded corporation to examine Calgary’s options before making an official Olympic bid.

After that, the expensive process of winning the bid and pleasing the corrupt International Olympic Committee begins.

Some on council are worried that enough money has been spent, so those fiscally conservative councillors wanted to use Monday’s vote to exit the bidding process before more taxpayer money is wasted trying to win a bid that could leave Calgary with a $2.5-$10B price tag.

But Canada’s Olympic athletes and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce are making the patriotic and business case for becoming a host city.

Joining me tonight to cut through the emotions and nostalgia in an interview recorded minutes after Monday’s council vote, to give us the taxpayer reality, is William MacBeath from the municipal accountability advocacy group, Save Calgary.

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commented 2018-04-22 16:44:24 -0400
Hope this weasel has deep pockets and can keep his hands in his own pockets and not those of the everyday Albertan taxpayer. This guy is so far out of touch with the reality of what ordinary Albertans deal with financially everyday it is not even funny!
commented 2018-04-20 22:05:41 -0400
Let’s hope that Calgarians see the utter vanity of hosting the Olympics. Let’s also hope they hold the “yes” voters responsible for the debt if the games get hosted. We voters need to remind low-information people of who pushed the Olympics and why those pigs should never get another term.
commented 2018-04-19 16:02:42 -0400
The narcissistic Mayor could care less about the mountain of debt he will create stroking his ego. Pitiful human being,
commented 2018-04-19 13:05:57 -0400
Government loves to spend taxpayers money. Narcissists love building monuments to themselves. Government cronies love to have the taxpayers subsidize their businesses. This is why Calgary is pursuing the Olympics.
commented 2018-04-19 11:02:29 -0400
Muta Ween,
Thank you. Well said and to the point.
commented 2018-04-19 10:54:04 -0400
I knew he was the one pushing this. just like all the rest of the entitled! Where exactly does he think this money will come from- not that he cares! Alberta is going down the sewer along with the rest of us and the last thing any canadian city can afford is to wine and dine more elites while allowing all the athletes from the third world to seek refugee status and go on the gravy train off our backs ! I AM SICK TO DEATH OF THIS COUNTRY AND THOSE RUNNING IT AS WE CANADIANS ARE MERELY SLAVES TO THE WORLD NOW AND THE COUNTRY, OUR MONEY AND RESOURCES ARE BEING PIMPED OUT FOR LIBERAL/LEFT VOTES WHILE WE ARE LOSING EVERYTHING! CANADA IS BROKE!!~! CANADIANS ARE ON THE CUSP OF BANKRUPTCY AND THE PROVINCES ARE SINKING WITH THE SHIP AND IT ALL CAN BE PLACED ON THE LIBERALS, NDP AND THE LEFT/LIBERAL VOTERS ! WE HAVE NOTHING MORE TO GIVE AS THE WORLD ARRIVES EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY FOR THE FREE LIFE AND FREE GOLD PLATED HEALTH CARE, NO QUESTIONS, NONE DENIED AND NONE DEPORTED! ENOUGH! I AM NOT GOING TO KEEP PAYING FOR IT. I HAVE SUGGESTED OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN FOR ALL CANADIANS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY, PAYING ANY AND ALL TAXES AND LET THESE ARROGANT, THIEVING, LYING, POLITICIANS FLOUNDER BECAUSE OUR MONEY PAYS ALL THE BILLS AND WITHOUT IT THEY ARE NOTHING! THEY WANT THESE GAMES, LET THEM PAY OUR THEIR POCKETS FOR IT ALL AND ALL WE CANADIANS STAY HOME , DON’T WATCH THEM AND DON’T PARTICIPATE. THERE IS NOTHING TO BE PROUD OF OR CELEBRATE IN THIS THIRD WORLD WELFARE DUMP UNDER THE BIGGEST TYRANT THIS LAND HAS EVER HAD IN OFFICE! STOP PANDERING TO THE WORLD. OUR OWN ARE GOING WITHOUT AND OUR FAMILIES ARE SOON GOING TO BE HAVING TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FOOD AND MEDICATIONS! WAKE THE HELL UP!
commented 2018-04-19 09:09:28 -0400
“If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
commented 2018-04-19 09:03:21 -0400
MUTA WEEN commented 9 hours ago
Democracy is failing us at every level. We have the worst people occupying the highest levels of government and a sycophantic media that carries their buckets of water, well more like buckets of cash. It disheartening to see this once wonderful country destroyed.
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Spot on, that, Muta Ween. Every problem is a spiritual problem. They just manifest themselves in economic, environmental and social realms. The solution is individual morality. That only happens by spiritual rebirth. There is no technological solution to a spiritual problem.
commented 2018-04-19 03:23:22 -0400
Muta Ween.. once again.. we’ll put.!!
commented 2018-04-19 02:55:03 -0400
Well put Muta Ween… I still think “stout” Nenshi will be trying damn hard to also slip a statue of himself into the budget…
commented 2018-04-19 00:04:23 -0400
Once elected , citizens have no avenue of recourse to stop these foolhardy spendthrifts from wasting taxpayer’s money for the duration of their term.
No doubt,the rest of Canada will end up footing the majority of the bill ,and a small group of city council members will have sacked us with billions of dollars in debt.
Democracy is failing us at every level. We have the worst people occupying the highest levels of government and a sycophantic media that carries their buckets of water, well more like buckets of cash. It disheartening to see this once wonderful country destroyed.
commented 2018-04-18 21:18:13 -0400
Calgary city council voted Monday afternoon to move full steam ahead onto the next step in their 2026 Winter Olympics aspirations.

Stop it you dipper idiots what do you think you’re made of oil.