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Ward 11 News: Olympic Bid Decision Must See Light of Day

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On July 30th, together with Councillors Chu, Magliocca, I will be bringing forward a Notice of Motion in an effort to bring more transparency to the Olympic Bidco process. Please read my media release here:
 
 
 
At present, the operations of the Olympic Bidco organization are not subject to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, which means that regular citizens may not ever learn how their money is being spent on the bidding process, or on hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games if Calgary is chosen.
 
The City of Calgary has been exploring the Olympic bid for over two years and has spent nearly fifteen million dollars doing so. At a time when politicians are threatening service cuts or increased taxes, it’s important – now more than ever – to come clean regarding how much this two-week event will cost.
 
Citizens must be consulted and have the final say on whether the trade-offs are worth it. If we are going to proceed with the Olympics, it needs to be on our terms – and subject to our laws, especially those governing finances and transparency.

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.
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