Thursday, February 26, 2009

Moose Jaw votes for multiplex

Residents of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, population 32,000, just voted to put $34.5 million of their city's tax dollars towards sports facilities. The move will put the municipal portion of Moose Jaw's taxes up by almost 10 percent. The $62 million facility will be paid for in another 25 years. CTF Director Lee Harding comments below.

Most surprising were the comments of someone else in the video above who actually referred to the expensive Abbotsford arena in defense of the Moose Jaw multiplex. There are numerous parallels between the two projects including controversial referendums, cost overruns, tax increases, and payments over 25 years.

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