What is most upsetting is that you would, in typical lefty fashion, blame Rona Ambrose for your failure to sell even Edmontonians on your plan. You never asked us if we wanted this Expo, we didn't. Alberta didn't and now it appears that Canada didn't either. Now can you go back to work and get our streets cleaned and stop supporting far left groups who think it's all about "white privilege". Dang, politicians bug me. Apparently I'm not the only one who feels that way. Check out the comments and video:
Feds reject funding of Edmonton Expo 2017.
Mayor Stephen Mandel is lashing out at the federal government for turning down the city’s Expo 2017 bid funding, prompting the province to declare the effort dead.Lack of vision? Look in the mirror Mandel, you and your puppets have no vision, you showed this by closing the city airport. Every major city has more than one airport, but not Edmonton anymore. In 10 years we will be crying about what we used to have, an airport close to downtown. How about we talk about the 34 Ave interchange that is now 500 Million over budget. Get to work for Edmontonians, not your elitist Liberal friends, didn't you already give them an $88 Million art gallery? Isn't that enough slop for the entitled?
“I have never been as mad at anything,” a red-faced Mandel said late Monday.
“(I am) just so disappointed at the lack of vision of the government.”
Of the $2.27 billion the event was expected to cost, the province was to pay around 65% and the federal government would throw in about 25%. The city would cover the remaining 10%.
The bidding process alone was expected to carry a price tag of around $22 million.
Congrats to the feds for realizing that Expo 2017 was going to be a huge money pit for not only Alberta's taxpayer's but also all Canadians would have had to share the pain. I am 100% sure that Alberta MP's (except for ecoNDP-Duncan) listened to us Albertans, and I stand behind their decision to axe the Expo. I notice Stelmach was quick to jump on the anti-Expo bandwagon when only yesterday he was wailing about no support from the feds. Too bad he didn't have the backbone to tell Mandel NO in the first place. He left it to the feds to shut the money pit down. Maybe Mandel should stop attacking females.....oh I forgot, that's what lefties do, and they see nothing wrong with it. Mandel should apologize to Rona, but I'm sure she's tough enough to take the criticism, wrong headed as it was. It just made Mandel look like the heartless, intolerant lefty that he is. Lefties and intolerance, a match made in "progressive" heaven.
Given that it is going to be 30 below tonight, I suggest that Mandel go out and find some of those homeless people who need help instead of bleating about an elitist Expo that no one in Alberta or Canada wanted. Blame it on the lefties for yelping too loudly about the cost of the G8/G20. How can they justify the cost of the Expo, given their opposition to the cost of the G8/G20? Anyone? Thought not!