Originally Posted by fenwick16
It would have been much better for the Halifax group to have drastically reduced its budget than to have been forced to drop out by the provincial and municipal governments.
Yes. All they had to do was go forward with a bid at the original ~$700M scope. Halifax may or may not have been selected but it would not have looked nearly as bad, and there would not have been the same guaranteed
waste of bid dollars.
It is hard to emphasize just how pathetic all this stuff is, and nothing has improved. We are already seeing Commonwealth Games 2.0 with the FIFA Women's Cup bid.
On top of this we've got the concert debacle, St. Pat's-Alexandra, the Dartmouth condo crap, the transit strike, zero movement on most important political issues, and some of the highest if not the highest commercial tax rates in Canada.
Halifax is a nice city but lately it has been succeeding in spite
of the municipal government. It is absolutely one of the worst-run major municipalities in the country.