Comment 46464

By realfreeenterpriser (registered) | Posted August 27, 2010 at 15:05:25

Community ownership of the Tiger-Cats; purchased for a nominal sum and governed by a responsible board of trustees, WOULD be a very attractive way out of this debacle for, as I see it, the following reasons:

  • It would smoke out Bob Young. He'd be able to get out of what he himself has called a money losing proposition. (If they really are losing money it would be tough for him to maintain they weren't for sale. Why on earth would he want to keep them?)

  • Councillors wouldn't have the threat of the Tiger-Cats leaving as a reason to reject the West Harbour and their votes would have to stand on their own.

  • the GoTicatsWestHarbour pledges could be put to good use.

  • most, if not all, Tiger-Cat fans would get on board.

  • we'd have an anchor tenant.

  • HostCo would have nowhere to hide.

  • mouthpieces like Foxcroft and Mercanti could hardly oppose spending tax money to support PUBLIC ownership since they were prepared to do it for PRIVATE gain. (I know, consistency isn't their strongest suit)

  • we could all get back to the job of rebuilding a city.

I would be great if somebody like Mark Chamberlain or Dermot Nolan or some other public-spirited "name" could run with this.

Comment edited by realfreeenterpriser on 2010-08-27 14:06:35

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