Oppose the Vancouver Olympic Bid sign now

To: International Olympic Committe (IOC)

We, the undersigned residents of British Columbia, Canada are opposed to Vancouver/Whistler hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. We strongly urge the members of the International Olympic Committee NOT to consider Vancouver as a host city due to the extreme economic hardship that the Provincial Government has inflicted upon its citizens. The people of British Columbia do not choose to spend their tax dollars on the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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This is the formal petition to the International Olympic Committe (IOC) to NOT consider Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic Games. We urge you to assist in circulating the petition as widely as possible via social justice coalitions, labour unions, watchdog agencies, etc.

Our goal is to approach the IOC during their visit to Vancouver in February, and provide them with signed petitions as a show that the taxpayers of BC do not want their tax dollars spent on this event at this time. We will not be approaching the Liberals or the Bid Corp, as they have proven that they will not listen to the public.

As you are aware, the BC Liberal government has drastically cut funding to many necessary social, health and education programs and services.

So far, Campbell's government has spent 9.1 million on the bid alone, and has pledged further billions of taxpayers dollars for the Olympic 2 week event. Threats to the Lower Mainland watershed, displacement of already marginalized people in Vancouver and absurd Hwy 99 construction costs will be reality if Vancouver is chosen.

Further resource information is provided below. If you have any questions or new ideas, please write to [email protected]

Thank you for your support!

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Resources on Olympic Issues and Actions


No Games! - The people who brought you this petition's email address:
[email protected]

Official site of the Olympic Committee:
http://www.olympic.org/uk/index_uk.asp

Vancouver Olympic Bid:
http://www.winter2010.com

Costs of bid:
http://www.winter2010.com/faq.html#7

Bid package:
http://www.winter2010.com/newsevents/newsletters.html

The IOC Coalition (Impact of the Olympics on Community):
http://www.olympicsforall.ca

Information Related to the Whistler 2010 Bid:
http://www.whistlerolympicinfo.com

Creative Resistance (resource for everything going on in BC under Campbell):
http://www.creativeresistance.ca/awareness/awareness-olympic-watch.htm

Bread Not Circuses (A coalition of groups concerned about Toronto's 2008 Olympic bid):
http://www.breadnotcircuses.org

International Center for Olympic Studies:
http://www.uwo.ca/olympic


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Latest Signatures

  • 08 January 20161000. Elaine D
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 2016999. Shay M
    the Olympics are being paid for out of funding that has been taken from Health, Education and Social Services. City Fruitvale, BC
  • 03 January 2016998. Vj C
    Use money to reduce cuts City Vancouver
  • 03 January 2016997. Robin S
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016996. Kathleen M
    why can't we see the bid??? might help us really decide if it is worth all this money City vancouver
  • 01 January 2016995. Christina Z
    this provincial government is riding on an illusion- there is no proof that our quality of life will be enriched by hosting a 2 week sporting event 7 years from now. In fact, our quality of life in BC and Vancouver is only going to deteriorate, and then w
  • 31 December 2015994. Lorraine I
    To cut Social Programs& Health Care due to budget shortfalls and to then ask those same people to cough up $'s to pay for corporate gain is unethical. The people of British Columbia will suffer long term pain for short term corporate gain. Give it to
  • 30 December 2015993. Quirine S
    need there be any ??!! City Vancouver
  • 28 December 2015992. Bud T
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 2015991. Pamela M
    I support this petition
  • 25 December 2015990. Michelle G
    This is not how I wish me tax dollars to be spent City Coquitlam
  • 21 December 2015989. Sheilagh M
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015988. Jaspal C
    peoples got already too much tax. please give us break City vancouver
  • 19 December 2015987. Lloyd E
    much better use can be made of that great amount on money. City Vancouver
  • 18 December 2015986. Ayala S
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 2015985. Colleen C
    there is good economics in helping the poor City vancouver
  • 15 December 2015984. Sharon B
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2015983. Kathleen W
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015982. Clayton Em
    Let's tend to Health Care and Education first, shall we? City Delta
  • 10 December 2015981. Dawn M
    completely undemocratic City Black Creek
  • 09 December 2015980. Rj C
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  • 28 November 2015974. Paige R
    NO GAMES IN MY CITY! BERN HAD A REFERENDUM SO THAT THEY COULD OPPOSE THIS WASTER OF MONEY. WE DESERVE A CHANCE TO EXPRESS OUR OPIONIONS IN VANCOUVER TOO. City Vancouver

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