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Potential risks of hosting the 2026 Winter Games presented to City Council

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Potential risks of hosting the 2026 Winter Games presented to City Council

The 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Assessment Committee presented concerns of hosting the games to City Council this morning.

“I will not support moving to a plebiscite without a reasonable amount of time for Calgarians to have that number in front of them.”

There is concern with not having a cost-sharing agreement in place between the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government. The committee is also waiting on a funding decision regarding security costs, which are an estimated $610 million.

2026 Winter Olympics Committee Chair, Evan Woolley says Calgarians need more information before making an educated decision.

“There may be a way that we can make our commitment public in spite of federal government’s ability to announce those dollars but I can tell you this, I will not support moving to a plebiscite without a reasonable amount of time for Calgarians to have that number in front of them” Woolley says, “I will not support moving forward with a plebiscite.”

The committee rated proper engagement with Calgarians as a high risk if the city hosts the games.

-Mandy Vocke

 

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