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Column: A No bid vote is a Yes vote for Calgary

The NoCalgaryOlympics campaign has, unsurprisingly, been called negative and nay-saying. But those who follow our campaign and have joined us know that we are committed to respectful conversation and sharing accurate, relevant information. It was the search for this very information that led me to take a No position, even as my passion for our city has only grown stronger.

Government of Alberta to pledge $700M for potential Calgary Olympic Bid

If Calgary moves forward with a bid to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Government of Alberta says it will give $700 million to help. The government released its portion of the cost-sharing agreement on Friday, honouring its commitment to release the information within 30 days of the Nov.

Province of Alberta leaves Calgary, Ottawa with 2026 Olympics tab

Alberta says it is willing to spend $700-million to return the Winter Olympics to Calgary in 2026 if the city is chosen as host, however, the province’s decision not to cover possible cost overruns leaves the city a nd Ottawa facing a potential multibillion-dollar tab.

As Olympic plebiscite looms, bid opponents fight better-resourced Yes lobby

The battle for the hearts and votes of Calgarians in the Nov. 13 Olympic plebiscite is shaping up as a David-versus-Goliath affair between well-funded Yes groups, including the Calgary 2026 bid corporation, and a shoestring No group. Unlike regular municipal elections, campaigners participating in the Nov.

Bell: The ‘No’ side on Olympic vote faces huge uphill fight

Daniel Gauld is an IT consultant living a comfortable life in his bungalow in scenic Thorncliffe.Gauld is also founder of the NoCalgaryOlympics group. They are David in this battle with the gargantuan pro-Olympic Goliath on the Yes side.Calgarians vote Yes or No on the Olympics Nov. 13.

‘A big win’ or ‘disappointing’? Opinions range on Olympic report

Calgary is still on the road to Olympic gold after council voted to stay the course for now, and two rival lobby groups are urging Calgarians and the city to think about the bottom line before betting on a bid.

Olympic bid will go to a public vote

Jordan Kanygin has details on the way forward for Calgary 2026 and what questions still need answers.

CBC Calgary News September 11, 2018

Current and comprehensive news stories from around Calgary and Southern Alberta

Calgary council should vote to halt Olympic process this week, anti-bid group argues | CBC News

A group opposed to Calgary hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic Games said it hopes city council will vote to quash the bid when the draft plan is discussed on Tuesday. “It’s a bad deal for Calgary,” said Erin Waite, communications lead for No Calgary Olympics.

Calgary council should vote to halt Olympic process this week, anti-bid group argues | CBC News

A group opposed to Calgary hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic Games said it hopes city council will vote to quash the bid when the draft plan is discussed on Tuesday. “It’s a bad deal for Calgary,” said Erin Waite, communications lead for No Calgary Olympics.

Calgary Olympic lobby groups get ready for pre-plebiscite faceoff

As a pro-Olympic lobby group gathers steam in Calgary, a campaign is underway to find out what Calgarians would rather see the estimated $4.6-billion Olympic price tag spent on. The group No Calgary Olympics got its start about a year ago.

Calgary Olympic bid gets majority support in poll, but finances are concern

Calgary’s Olympic ambitions have been given a boost by a city-commissioned survey.A new poll slated to come before the Olympic bid committee this week found 53 per cent of Calgarians surveyed support bidding on the 2026 Olympics, versus 34 per cent opposed.

加国调查公司:33%卡城人反对2026申奥

纽约时间: 2018-08-21 03:14 PM 【新唐人2018年08月21日讯】加拿大 NRG Research公司完成的城市民意调查显示,53%的 卡尔加里人支持2026年申冬季奥、33%的人反对、13%的人未定,而1%的人没有填写结果。 据CBC报导,卡城市政经理菲尔丁(Jeff Fielding)委托 NRG Research调查市民对 申奥 的看法。该调查将于8月21日的例会上,向2026年奥运会和冬季残奥会评估委员会提交。 支持者认为奥运会将带来经济利益和促进旅游业发展。而反对者提到活动举办成本和税收消耗是主要问题。 调查还显示,就申奥一事上,市民与政府之间存在讯息落差。47%的受访者知道申奥、29%的人不是很清楚,而13%的人没听说过。 卡城申奥组(Yes Calgary 2026)发言人卡特(Stephen Carter)认为,调查结果是积极的,但申奥组还需要多方面说服市民。 关于举办成本,卡特说:〝我们不需要为了奥运会,而建造新的基础设施和道路。我们可以使用已有的基础设施、道路和轻轨。〞 抵制卡城申奥组织发言人韦特(Erin Waite)表示,成本逐渐增加,反对意见也会随之而来。韦特说:〝我们都是独立思考的个体。在权衡利弊之后,我们可以做出自己的决定。〞 韦特还指出,该调查并没有告诉参与者,有关卡城无法举行活动的具体事实。 据悉,举办奥运会的初步费用为46亿加元。 (多伦多记者站报导/责任编辑:唐昀)

Razor-Thin Majority Backs Calgary Olympic Bid

(ATR) A survey conducted for the City of Calgary by Canadian pollster NRG Research Group finds 53 percent of Calgary’s residents support a 2026 Olympic bid with 33 percent opposed. The remaining 14 percent of those questioned haven’t made up their minds yet.

Tight timeframe ahead of Olympic bid plebiscite

Shaun Frenette has reaction from city councillors on the time limitations ahead of the plebiscite on hosting the 2026 Olympic Games.

Council nears final Olympic bid off-ramp as many questions linger for Calgary | CBC News

Calgary city councillors are gearing up for their final off-ramp in the debate over whether Calgary should or shouldn’t bid on the 2026 Olympic Games. It’s a battle of time versus information, with a discussion and vote at council scheduled for Sept. 10 that will decide whether or not the city will continue on with the process.

53 per cent of Calgarians support an Olympic bid: poll

A slight majority of Calgarians surveyed for a recent poll support a potential bid for the city to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. Fifty-three per cent of those polled by phone supported the bid, one third opposed it, and 13 per cent were undecided.

CBC Calgary News August 21, 2018

Current and comprehensive news stories from around Calgary and Southern Alberta

New Calgary 2026 chief executive urged by bid opponents to promise she will not pursue campaign if costs grow

Is now the time to take your attention away from the objective of diversifying and strengthening Calgary’s economy and onto a three-week event that will not have meaningful impact on downtown office vacancy or permanent, high-paying jobs?

Calgary Becoming Olympic Battleground

Calgary Becoming Olympic Battleground

Would you like to see Calgary host the 2026 Winter Olympics?

Would you like to see Calgary host the 2026 Winter Olympics?

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Dubi claims IOC have turned a page and want “true partnerships” during visit to Calgary

“Their comments and ours are all moot as no one has any sense of the total cost for hosting the Olympics and those costs won’t be available until September,”

International Olympic Committee executive says Calgary checks many 2026 boxes

“The Olympics are a mega-project and they are the riskiest mega-project that any city or jurisdiction can take on,”

IOC faces questions about Olympic bid process from Calgary business leaders

“Erin Waite with the group No Calgary Olympics commended the IOC for coming to the city and answering “tough questions,” but said residents need to be the ones to decide “what’s right for Calgary”

IOC executive says hosting 2026 Games is low-risk for Calgary

“The Olympics are a mega-project and they are the riskiest mega-project that any city or jurisdiction can take on,”

‘No harm done’ if Calgarians oppose hosting ambitions, say Olympic officials

We do absolutely need to know what this is going to cost Calgarians

IOC executive says risk to Calgary hosting 2026 Winter Olympics is low

We have some real questions about what being a host city means for Calgary, and we need some answers and time is running short with the plebiscite coming in November,

Calgarians’ desire to be informed on ‘minute details’ biggest challenge of Olympic bid: IOC

Calgarians’ desire to be informed on ‘minute details’ biggest challenge of Olympic bid: IOC


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IOC meets with Calgary business community

IOC meets with Calgary business community


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2026 group hosts information session ahead of IOC visit”

“The short timeline doesn’t help proponents of the bid because there’s less and less time to help Calgarian’s understand that equation and then make an informed vote,” said Waite. “An uninformed vote would have to be a no.


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Timing tight for Calgary’s Winter Olympics plebiscite set for November”

There is a concern that the public may not have enough time to go over the financial information surrounding a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics before a November plebiscite.

Yes team for Calgary Olympic bid says city can host 2026 Games on budget

But, Erin Waite with the No Calgary Olympics campaign said cost control isn’t in the host city’s power — that’s up to the International Olympic Committee.

No Calgary Olympics Draws Inspiration From Successful No Boston Olympics Campaign As Calgary 2026 Support Drops

Organizers of the No Calgary Olympics 2026 bid opposition campaign claim they are building momentum as they draw support from No Boston Olympics

No Calgary Olympics claim momentum growing after group receive support from No Boston Olympics leader

No Calgary Olympics have claimed their campaign against the city’s potential 2026 bid has gained momentum, with the group having received support from a leading member of the campaign group which forced Boston to abandon its effort to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Yes and No side debate merits of Calgary bidding for 2026 Olympics | CBC News

One side sees a once in a generation opportunity. The other side sees a failure of imagination with a potentially huge financial downside. Both sides of the Calgary Olympic debate were represented Tuesday on The Eyeopener , when host David Gray spoke with Yes Calgary 2026 organizer Jason Ribeiro and No Calgary Olympics organizer Erin Waite.

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Calgary Olympic lobby groups get ready for pre-plebiscite faceoff

As a pro-Olympic lobby group gathers steam in Calgary, a campaign is underway to find out what Calgarians would rather see the estimated $4.6-billion Olympic price tag spent on. The group No Calgary Olympics got its start about a year ago.

Eyeopener podcast for Tuesday July 3, 2018

Eyeopener podcast for Tuesday July 3, 2018

Olympic debate will simmer in Calgary over the summer months

Support for Calgary Olympic bid drops, new poll suggests

Calgary’s pro- and anti- 2026 Winter Olympics forces marshal resources for vote

Calgary’s pro- and anti- 2026 Winter Olympics forces marshal resources for vote

Support for Calgary Olympic bid drops, new poll suggests

Support for Calgary Olympic bid drops, new poll suggests

Ina Sidhu has the latest on the exploration of a Calgary Olympic bid and the introduction of lobbying efforts.

Ina Sidhu has the latest on the exploration of a Calgary Olympic bid and the introduction of lobbying efforts.

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