Comment 70674

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted October 19, 2011 at 14:46:50 in reply to Comment 70663

I think you give the public too little credit on that one (holy crap, I can't believe I posted that - usually I'm the cynic). I meant more that the alternative sites hadn't been fully studied... I think most of us were aware that there was an extensive site selection process in which numerous sites were considered... it's just that those alternatives were never explored to the point that they could be determined as properly feasible or unfeasible locations.

Bratina pushed for that in-depth study of other sites (like Confed. Park and his preferred downtown locations). As you said, the alternative sites really were unfeasible for a variety of reasons, but that hadn't been demonstrated until Bob Young's last-second ultimatum sent them scrambling and valuable time was wasted on things that could've been eliminated earlier.

I'm disturbed by Bratina's unmentioned conflict-of-interest WRT confed. park, though. I didn't know about that one.

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