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Grant ZoBell Nov 30
Replying to @canada150th
Waste of money. Super fail!
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Beverley Doran Dec 1
Replying to @canada150th
“All of Canada will be out on the ice?” What was this copy writer smoking? Should have wrote, “Time to wise up. All of Canada will be out of pocket paying for the ice.” So many people in need; so few lacing up. So sad.
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Paul Manning Dec 1
Replying to @canada150th
Even peoples in Northwestern Ontario? Do they have skates?
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rempel Dec 1
Replying to @canada150th
At least 7 communities in need could have realized a permanent modern community centre with skating and hockey for the money wasted on a embarrassing moment!
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LittleHugger Dec 1
Replying to @canada150th
The Ottawa rink is a complete waste of tax dollars. Until citizens are fed and sheltered this rink is a criminal misuse of the people’s tax dollars.
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Chris McKerracher Dec 2
Replying to @canada150th
Too bad the only rink you funded is temporary. The money could have updated a lot of small town rinks.
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Rob Dec 3
Replying to @canada150th
Glad to see my tax dollars hard at work, not.
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Ian McPherson Dec 4
Why is it a fail? The rink will be used, then donated to a community who can’t afford one. The canal is not what it used to be and what is more Canadian than ice skating.
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Ian McPherson Dec 4
How do you’d get 7? One community will get the rink after.
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Ian McPherson Dec 4
The rink will go to one of the rinks for free afterwards, so what is your point?
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Ian McPherson Dec 4
Ffs, the rink will go there a community which can’t afford one after its use.
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Chris McKerracher Dec 4
Pretty big price tag for one rink. They should have found a way to provide funding for small town arenas across Canada, for permanent upgrades, perhaps by a lottery system. The vast majority of Canadians will never get to enjoy the Canada 150 rink.
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Ian McPherson Dec 4
Ever priced the building of a rink such as this? The first one, the prototype, is often more expensive.
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rempel Dec 4
The money spent on this one very temporary showpiece could be spent on possibly 7 permanent modest facilities, the point is people across Canada could have benefited for many years
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Ian McPherson Dec 4
Again, how did you come up with the number 7?
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Chris McKerracher Dec 4
I've been the council rep to the local rec board and intimately involved in the recreation budget including the town arena so I have a working knowledge. I know what a difference even seven grand would make. $5.6M divided by 150 would be about that much. More national engagement.
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rempel Dec 4
This is an arbitrary number that could be adjusted to however the funds might have been divided amongst numerous facilities instead of one temporary rink that few people have access to.
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Chris McKerracher Dec 4
I might also mention making skating rinks is hardly new technology. The fact this one cost $5.6M for two whole months is disgusting. Why do you defend such largesse?
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Ian McPherson Dec 4
But it isn’t just for two, as it will be given to a community to be used afterwards.
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