Further to my previous post about Ontario's premier Liberal liar Dalton McGuinty's little secret agent mission in 2009...
...we now have
this subsequent brewing fiasco as
reported in the Jan.2, 2012 Toronto Sun:
" The numbers are
shocking since it’s taxpayers plugged in to receive the shock.
Dalton McGuinty has been put on notice that 2015 Pan Am Games costs are
skyrocketing and accountability is urgently needed.
“The magnitude of the
total taxpayers’ exposure should wake up those involved to the fact that major
TO2015 restructuring must be done,” wrote Paul Henderson, the very man who
lobbied for the Pan Am games to help future athletes.
Now he says “costs
will, when all taxpayers’ exposures and student taxes are totalled, be at least
That’s a lot of cash for a two-week party few care
Henderson wrote “in these difficult times, consultants, and others
looking for jobs, will tell the various political arenas what they want to hear
not what they should be clearly told.”
He’s certainly telling them how he
feels it is.
And if he’s correct, the games, which includes $1-billion
for a Portland’s athletes village, are already $1.6-billion over budget. The
original cost was pegged at $1.4-billion.
If accurate, Toronto should cut
its losses now and walk away from this obscene waste of money that benefits
“Ontario, along with the federal and municipal
governments, have given TO2015 a mandate to deliver on time and on budget,”
assured Lise Jolicoeur, on behalf of the premier. “TO2015 have submitted a
business plan which is currently under careful review.”
Hope it’s not the
people governments put in charge of spending hall of fame members e-health or
Mayor Rob Ford has told me he won’t allow “a gun” being put
to Torontonians heads when push comes to shove. It’s refreshing because we all
know when these unnecessary construction projects are at risk of coming in late,
politicians will throw around our money to make the deadline.
Henderson offers savings that “would approach $750 million and possibly $1
These include saving $300-million by running the PanAm and
PanPara Games simultaneously, from July 31-Aug. 16, and use more existing
facilities which do not require major installations. He said using Varsity
Stadium for athletics would save on building a new $75-million stadium at York
University, employ more temporary stands and make stadiums closer to the
He also suggests to “review over-the-top facilities”
including the “two major white elephants” in the “swimming pools and
I'm sure Wendy Metcalfe's laughable gang of "Wrong-Righters" at the St.Catharines Standard will be asking
their Liberal buddy Jim Bradley all about that, eh........?! After all: what's any of this got to do with Ole Liberal Jimmy?! There're no wrongs needing righting here!! hahahaha