But Sara MacIntyre lays it down.
The taxpayers federation has criticized the city for its oval expenses before.
Canadian Taxpayers Federation B.C. director Sara MacIntyre said the mayor is focused on construction costs and not all the peripheral costs of building it—including the trips overseas.
“I could have drawn them a picture,” she said. “The mayor and the people that were on these trips, they’re not actually going to be constructing the oval so what is the purpose of going and viewing them first hand?”
MacIntyre said the volume of the trips is something she’s never seen with any other capital project.“Unfortunately the spirit of the Olympics is misused and perverted by politicians that want to go on basically junkets. Even the trip to Turin, what are they bringing back besides Olympic souvenirs?”