Outstanding news from the provincial government on their decision not to support the 2030 Olympic bid! Outstanding!
I found it deeply ironic (is that a thing?) that several supporting agencies and governments were aghast that the provincial government did not consult them in their decision-making process!
They weren’t consulted? Were not consulted in the same manner that neither municipal, Canadian Olympic Committee and other bid partners didn’t seriously consult their constituencies? Neither Vancouver nor Whistler councils chose to take advantage of the recent elections which would have provided the perfect opportunity for taxpayers to vote directly on the concept of hosting this grotesque, marginal and wasteful spectacle. Couldn’t be trusted to get in line?
Why is giving a population direct democratic participation in a years long and billions of dollars long process for some reason consistently an antithesis to government?
Let them eat cake!