October 31, 2018

Calgary politicians save 2026 Olympic bid — by cutting corners on security budget

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

By the time you see this story, the city of Calgary's unholy Olympic bid may finally have a stake in its heart. Or, those aspirations may have been resurrected from the grave through some act of financial witchcraft delivering us the Zombie Olympics of 2026!

The Olympic deal was dead and buried by the afternoon of October 30, but by 10:30 pm on the same day, it had been revived with a last minute cost sharing agreement from three levels of government.

The city agreed to pay $370 million in cash plus $150 million in shared costs with the province. The city will also supply an insurance redemption of $200 million. Notley is kicking in $700 million, and Trudeau is putting up nearly $1.5 billion!

This means the total projected costs of the last minute deal dropped to $2.875 billion (that we don’t have) from a whopping $3 billion (that we also don’t have.)

But the most appalling thing about this is the way the politicians got to this funding deal.

Watch as I show you which corner the politicians cut to arrive to save money.

It speaks to their misplaced priorities and shows just how far they’d go to get themselves a two-week long legacy shindig with the world’s most crooked oligarchs and aristocrats!

In the end, this vanity insanity may cost you $3 billion, plus all those inevitable cost overruns and maybe even your safety.

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commented 2018-11-01 10:46:11 -0400
We have Canadian children living on reserves without clean water. We have homeless people facing yet another Canadian sub-zero winter. We have Canadian senior citizens who daily have to decide; ‘food or heat’. We have Canadian single parents trying to provide their children with a life that doesn’t lead directly to drugs and crime.

And now we have three levels of government willing to pour billions of dollars into the pockets of this elitist form of entertainment? The Olympics are an excuse for city, provincial and federal virtue signalling and have no place in any country where even one child goes without water, one senior goes without food or one homeless person goes without shelter.

Kill this blood sucking monster before Canadians are once again committed to paying billions for a circus nobody with morality wants.
commented 2018-10-31 23:49:35 -0400
A cut back on Security at a time when Trudeau is inviting in the most dangerous mass murderers in the world. ISIS.
commented 2018-10-31 23:37:46 -0400
But, but… If security is cut back, who will guarantee in coming years that the “Stout Nenshi Statue” is not regularly peed on by irate taxpayers???
commented 2018-10-31 23:18:13 -0400
Wow cutting corners on security to win the bid ,putting people at risk!! Large venues,lots of people ,lax security-sounds like an opportunity for the death cult to strike, but hey what’s a few lives at least Calgary got the Olympics.
commented 2018-10-31 19:31:29 -0400
I doubt that any rational Canadian supports this bid for the Olympic Games which really are of dubious value to the host (sucker) country.
Maybe we can saddle Trudeau with the albatross of this bid for next years election.
commented 2018-10-31 18:34:41 -0400
Like I said before in another article …

It will not make any difference if the vote is overwhelmingly against having the Olympics in Calgary, mayor Nenshi will still make the bid.

It also won’t matter how much they shave the costs down, the over-run which always happens will compensate for what was cut, and then some more.

The fact is that Nenshi has it in his thick skull bull head that he wants the 2026 Olympics so he is going to bid for the 2026 Olympics the public’s opinion be damned.

All this vote from Calgarians on whether to have the Olympics and all this supposed cost cutting is all a smoke screen to keep people feeling like they have the last say.

It is going to be much like the Brexit in Britain. It does not matter what the people want, the elites will do whatever the hell they want anyway.
commented 2018-10-31 17:48:29 -0400
I WOULD BE IN FAVOUR ONLY IF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO CHAMPIONED THESE NON WANTED OR NEEDED OLYMPICS GUARANTEE THEY WOULD PERSONALLY PAY FOR ANY COST OVER RUNS. DOES A SNOWBALL HAVE A CHANCE IN HELL.
BY THE WAY WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD WANT TO GO INTO DEBT FOR THE OLYMPICS OH YEAH THE LIBERAL THE NDP AND THE CORRUPT MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.