Saturday, July 09, 2011

Quebec City Ponders 2022 Olympics Bid; Eschews Federal Government Aid

Château Frontenac, Quebec City, Canada                    Image via Wikipedia
Concerning the 2022 Olympics bid:
Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume's press secretary said Wednesday the mayor will meet with Quebec Premier Jean Charest, members of the Olympic task force Team Quebec and Marcel Aubut, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee. [condensed]
"We will take the time to think this through before making a decision, and we have other people to consult," said Paul Christian Nolin.
When asked about the possibility of federal support and funding, Quebec's mayor reportedly stamped his feet and said, "No, no, no. No way, José. We are the national capital of the nation of Quebec; we stand on our own two feet, while at the same time being proud to contribute to the financial well-being of the rest of Canada. But to seek financial assistance from Canada and Canadians would simply not be the Quebec way".

Just kidding -- can't let the whole "we're-a-nation" thing get in the way of federal government funding!
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2 comments:

maryT said...

Does this mean there wont be a referendum till after they announce the winner of the 2022 games.
I agree, no federal funding for a photo op.

RkBall said...

Ha!

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"