The Calgary Olympic bid has been a dishonest mess from the very beginning.
It’s become a Frankenstein monster, roughly sewn together in order to realize Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s dreams of a global scale legacy party for himself, paid for by the taxpayers of Canada.
News of leaked conversations, secret meetings, behind the scenes deals, and duelling taxpayer federation associations cross-endorsing each other's cities, have solidified opposition to the bid and turned patriotic fans of the olympics into cynics.
Over the course of 24 hours, the bid has been dead, resurrected, and then maybe dead again. It’s changing by the minute and costing money every step of the way.
Join me tonight as I speak with William McBeath from Save Calgary, in an interview that we recorded Tuesday morning, way back when the Olympic bid was still dead in its grave.
Watch as William explains how Calgary taxpayers got so far into this mess in the first place, and what we can do next to stop the bleeding at Calgary city hall.