oo DAWG oo

Maybe I'm stupid but if I say, I'm living in Calgary and Calgary goes for the Olympics and wins the bid and then takes some of my local tax money for stadium and facility building and all of that, that I should at least get some free tickets for a an event here or there at the Olympics?  As I say, maybe I'm think stupidly.  

Mind you the same could be said for any municipality taking my tax money for a stadium/arena/theatre and then charging me money to attend whatever sports event at that stadium/arena/theatre.  The word bribery comes to mind come to think of  it.

We all pay education taxes and with that you send your kids or other kids if you don't have kids like in our case,  to school up to a certain age for free.  Seems similar if you're paying for a stadium or arena or theatre, some of attending should be free as well for the taxpayer.
They used tax money for ticats stadium..did you get a free ticket there?

KevinRiley2

If it means a new stadium for the Stampeders, I'm all for it!!!

LOVE the Winter Olympics.
NO PUBLIC MONEY FOR STADIUMS !!!!!
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Aerial

They used tax money for ticats stadium..did you get a free ticket there?
No, tickets are paid for.  But some are calling for free public transit, in this case Toronto and Paris is mulling it over as well.  Also some talk about free tuition for post secondary education in Ontario.  Well, why not sports as well for spectators if stadiums have used tax money for stadiums and arenas?  Hey, just saying. Not saying there is a right or wrong to this at all, just what is out there being discussed.

https://socialistproject.ca/2018/03/no-fare-is-fair-free-public-transit/

 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-paris-transportation/paris-mulls-free-public-transport-to-reduce-pollution-idUSKBN1GW1KU

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/free-tuition-for-185-000-post-secondary-students-in-ontario-minister-1.3584224
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oo DAWG oo

 Not regretting the move....thanks for posting that.

The needy generation is in full swing there it seems

TravelPat1

The needy generation is in full swing there it seems
More a case of recognizing the great successes and benefit to the overall economy/society of places with free or almost free post-secondary education. But we're veering into verboten subjects - so I'll just leave it at that. 

The Last Word

Ontario and Canada spent over $2 billion on the Pan Games in 2015.  I never got my tickets to any of the events or the opening and closing ceremonies.  What gives?

The needy or rather entitled generation are the Boomers.  Given they represent the largest demographic and thus the biggest voting bloc, policies enacted throughout their lives have been crafted primarily with them in mind first and foremost.  They are called the Me generation for a reason.

KevinRiley2

The needy or rather entitled generation are the Boomers.  Given they represent the largest demographic and thus the biggest voting bloc, policies enacted throughout their lives have been crafted primarily with them in mind first and foremost.  They are called the Me generation for a reason.
Amen to that.

Only one generation had it easier than the boomers - and that was the generation born in the 10 years before the first boomer.

P.S.

The Millennial number are bigger than the Baby Boomers.

Paolo X

The needy generation is in full swing there it seems
More a case of recognizing the great successes and benefit to the overall economy/society of places with free or almost free post-secondary education. But we're veering into verboten subjects - so I'll just leave it at that.
/Thumbs up on that Pat - I miss that emoticon
Best Regards, Paolo

oo DAWG oo

Ontario and Canada spent over $2 billion on the Pan Games in 2015.  I never got my tickets to any of the events or the opening and closing ceremonies.  What gives?

The needy or rather entitled generation are the Boomers.  Given they represent the largest demographic and thus the biggest voting bloc, policies enacted throughout their lives have been crafted primarily with them in mind first and foremost.  They are called the Me generation for a reason.
That's called GREEDY not NEEDY

TravelPat1

A couple billion in today dollars is not all that much compared to how much Canada, Quebec and Montreal dropped on the Olympics back in 1976. Was that the greedy boomers fault too? 

KevinRiley2

Was that the greedy boomers fault too?
Yes.

Aerial

I'm no big Wynne fan but I'll take this multi billion investment in Ontario compared with some Olympic funding where who knows how much is going towards some corrupt, as some say and most likely rightly so, administration in the  IOC.  That IS for sure.

Kathleen Wynne announces $2.4B for Sick Kids’ patient care centre
Money is part of $19 billion in hospital capital expenditures over the next decade. Details will be announced in next Wednesday’s budget.

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/03/23/kathleen-wynne-announces-24b-for-sick-kids-patient-care-centre.html

Hospitals, education etc., our own infrastructure, is more important than lining the pockets of the IOC.

Paolo X

I'm no big Wynne fan but I'll take this multi billion investment in Ontario compared with some Olympic funding where who knows how much is going towards some corrupt, as some say and most likely rightly so, administration in the  IOC.  That IS for sure.

Kathleen Wynne announces $2.4B for Sick Kids’ patient care centre
Money is part of $19 billion in hospital capital expenditures over the next decade. Details will be announced in next Wednesday’s budget.

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/03/23/kathleen-wynne-announces-24b-for-sick-kids-patient-care-centre.html

Hospitals, education etc., our own infrastructure, is more important than lining the pockets of the IOC.
YES! You hit the nail on the head Aerial.

RedandWhite

...not sure what your point is Earl, health care in AB is not taking a back seat to an Olympic bid...our health care standard here still remains one of the top ones in the country, and that’s before the new state of the art $1.4B cancer centre that started construction last November....

...I don’t think anyone is suggesting the Olympics are more important than health care, so your point is lost on me...
There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.

Aerial

Just saying if money is tight there to upgrade necessities like hospitals and schools, then I feel the money is better spent for these purposes rather than an Olympics where a certain portion of the money goes into lining the pockets of the IOC.

But maybe Alberta has money for lots of things there and doesn't have to worry, that in all honesty I don't know.   :-\
 


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