For the week of July 24, 2022:
Vancouver city council voted to continue exploring a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics, despite deputy city manager Karen Levitt’s recommendation to put it on hold while cost and risk questions about the $4 billion-plus mega-event remain unanswered.
At the same July 20 meeting, councillors with left wing and right wing parties aligned to defeat Coun. Colleen Hardwick’s proposal to add a plebiscite to the Oct. 15 civic election ballot. The Canadian Olympic Committee (and its Four Host First Nations partners) breathed a sigh of relief, four years after Calgary voters turned down a 2026 bid.
“The people deserve to have the voice in whether or not we move ahead with the Olympics,” said Hardwick, Bob Mackin’s guest on this week’s edition of theBreaker.news Podcast.
Hardwick is running for mayor with TEAM for a Livable Vancouver and promises to give voters the right to decide on the 2030 bid, just like they did almost 20 years ago when Vancouver successfully bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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