Comment 45155

By realfreeenterpriser (registered) | Posted August 08, 2010 at 13:21:38

-Mark-Allen - RTH seems to be supporting the west harbour not the Mayor. So does the Spectator (not exactly a voice for left-wingers) and countless other people who have put forward thoughtful, outwardly-focussed reasons for their support, most of which are about the common good and in the public interest.

Sounds to me like you have some personal beef with the Mayor.

As far as a "business plan" is concerned, the staff report reflecting $50-$80 million greater cost for an east mountain site seems to have done that from a taxpayers perspective.

Do you really think it's reasonable to expect Mayor Eisenberger to have a tenant in the wings when everyone knows that the Tiger-Cats would have a better venue at the west harbour than every other CFL team has at its current stadium, especially when it's self-evident that they have nowhere to go but Ivor Wynne? Just look around.

I've hardly heard a thoughtful argument from the East Mountain side. Sure we've heard from people who will profit directly from the expenditure of public money (Bob Young and the guy who runs Carmen's) and the swiftly diminishing generation whose idea of work/shopping/recreation/community is pressing their garage door opener, driving on a superhighway to an asphalt mecca and then doing the reverse two hours later. But none of these people seem to address, or perhaps even care, about how this decison will effect our city as a whole. That, in a nutshell, is the difference.

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