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Petition: Show Us The Numbers!


Calgarians still haven't been provided with detailed financial information about hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics.

We don't know the real cost to taxpayers - we just know that it will be higher than the $5.2 billion listed in the draft hosting plan.

We don't know how much security will cost - we just know it will cost more than the $600 million stated in the draft hosting plan.

We don't know how much other levels of government will be contributing to the total cost of the Olympics - we just know the money will be coming from taxpayers.

And we don't know what the real economic benefit will be to Calgary - we just know the $7.4 billion estimated in the draft hosting plan is incredibly exaggerated.

In short, we have no way of knowing exactly how expensive these Olympics will be, and what the impact will be on Calgary if we host the 2026 Winter Olympics.

I, the undersigned, believe it is unacceptable to hold a plebiscite on whether or not to host the 2026 Winter Olympics without detailed financial information. I demand that the City of Calgary provide all Calgary voters with comprehensive, fair, and complete financial information WELL BEFORE the November 13th plebiscite on whether or not we move forward with bidding for the Olympics.

Who's signing

Tom Mercier
Jill Perras
thanh pham
Chad Strudwick
Art Lemay
Carol Swanson
yves collet
Carol Tucker
Linda Mackenzie
Noel Rabey
Kris Gorbous
Audrey Cudmore
Kathy Brazier
Bruce Paul
C. Peter Smits
Greg Miguez Jr.
Douglas Skow
Shara Hamilton
Ed Hagan
Calvin Gerritse
Jordanna Langford
Gary Hudson
Frank Broersma
Larry Davies
Crystal Retzlaff
Elizabeth Taylor
pam webber
margaret Noble
Dunvan Mac Donald
Jack Pullan
1,176 signatures

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  • Tom Mercier
    signed 2018-11-05 08:37:36 -0700
    Tom Mercier
  • Jill Perras
    signed 2018-11-03 09:10:44 -0600
  • thanh pham
    signed 2018-10-22 13:34:00 -0600
  • Chad Strudwick
    signed via 2018-10-18 09:44:14 -0600
  • Art Lemay
    signed 2018-10-16 18:19:59 -0600
  • Carol Swanson
    signed 2018-10-16 18:17:21 -0600
    Carol Swanson
  • yves collet
    signed via 2018-10-14 11:03:59 -0600
  • Carol Tucker
    signed 2018-10-10 17:51:37 -0600
    Carol Lee Tucker
  • Linda Mackenzie
    signed 2018-10-10 16:57:52 -0600
    Everyone in this province is entitled to the detailed financial information before anyone can make an educated vote! Even though I no longer live in Calgary, I have family living there and I work there. My Alberta & Canadian taxes will be going to this also so I feel that this should be a province-wide plebiscite!!
  • Noel Rabey
    signed 2018-10-10 12:02:18 -0600
  • Kris Gorbous
    signed 2018-10-10 07:04:42 -0600
  • Audrey Cudmore
    signed 2018-10-09 22:33:30 -0600
  • Kathy Brazier
    signed 2018-10-09 21:50:48 -0600
  • Bruce Paul
    signed 2018-10-09 18:49:24 -0600
  • C. Peter Smits
    signed via 2018-10-09 16:41:21 -0600
  • Greg Miguez Jr.
    signed 2018-10-09 12:18:53 -0600
    I think Nenshi has multiple personalities , one minute the whistleblowers have given away all his secrets , the next minute he claims fairness and openness and no secrets. So which is it ?
  • Douglas Skow
    signed 2018-10-08 22:06:24 -0600
  • Shara Hamilton
    signed 2018-10-08 19:45:30 -0600
  • Ed Hagan
    signed 2018-10-08 13:53:29 -0600
    Our smarmy mayor wants the Olympics as his legacy (big debt?). Why all the secrecy? Why is his purpleness giving Councillors Farkus and Chiu such a hard time trying to get facts out to constituents that they should have anyway. It is great to see that a couple of our councillors are trying to keep his purpleness honest!!!
  • Calvin Gerritse
    signed 2018-10-08 13:10:19 -0600
    I wish Nenshi, just for once, acted like he is spending his money instead of mine. So incredibly irresponsible.
  • Jordanna Langford
    signed 2018-10-08 10:44:00 -0600
  • Gary Hudson
    signed 2018-10-08 09:42:30 -0600
    Gary Hudson
  • Frank Broersma
    signed 2018-10-08 08:14:50 -0600
    This does not only affect Calgarians but every Albertan. City council will go after additional funding from the provincial government to cover the deficit. One thing we know for sure, there will be a deficit.
  • Larry Davies
    signed 2018-10-08 02:32:55 -0600
    Why the secrecy, give us the numbers!! I’d like to make an informed decision
  • Crystal Retzlaff
    signed 2018-10-07 23:07:37 -0600
    No Olympics! I don’t was to pay for it… I
  • Elizabeth Taylor
    signed via 2018-10-07 22:47:35 -0600
  • pam webber
    signed 2018-10-07 22:33:17 -0600
  • margaret Noble
    signed 2018-10-07 21:24:24 -0600
    margaret Noble
  • Dunvan Mac Donald
    signed 2018-10-07 20:31:31 -0600
  • Jack Pullan
    signed 2018-10-07 20:23:54 -0600