Withdraw From The Commonwealth Games Bidding Process sign now

To His Worship Mayor Peter Kelly and the HRM Council:
Whereas a properly run feasibility study showed that Halifax did not a large enough population base to support an aquarium and no properly conducted feasibility study seems to have been done to determine Halifaxs ability to host a mega project like the Commonwealth Games.
AND
Whereas the games have proven that they do not have the ability to attract good TV revenue, corporate sponsorship or tourist trade
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Whereas any debt left behind falls to the hosting city and Halifax has a population of only 350,000 while the last two cities Manchester and Melbourne have 11.5 million within a 50-mile radius and 3.5 million respectively
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The province of Nova Scotia is already over $12,000,000,000 in debt
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Whereas, by his own admission on the local radio show Hot Line His Worship Mayor Peter Kelly admitted that he has no idea of exactly what share of the costs will be paid by the province and the federal government
AND
Whereas in the last two games Manchester in 2002 spent over four times the original bid and Melbourne in 2006 spent over 5 times its original bid according to the last officially admitted total.

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Latest Signatures

  • 17 August 2015150. Michael C
    Hosting the games would tax us to death for the next 100 years!! Even the bid is going to cost us more than we can afford!!! Postal Code B2W 0A8
  • 09 August 2015149. Mark P
    keep up the fight! Postal Code B2W 3A8
  • 30 June 2015148. Mark K
    В Postal Code B3l 1J1
  • 23 June 2015147. Don M
    I support this petition
  • 23 June 2015146. Doug S
    Why would you want this when the HRM can not even provide basic service such as municipal water to all HRM residents. Postal Code B2T 1E5
  • 15 May 2015145. Dave Macd
    taxpayer opposed, no financial info , no support Postal Code b2v 1h3
  • 18 April 2015144. Nancy H
    these games are about a make work project for a select few people to jet around the world and live high on expense accounts. Postal Code b3p 2g6
  • 12 April 2015143. Sarah G
    No commonwealth Games, No CFL team Postal Code B2Y1J7
  • 25 February 2015142. Bruce Lf
    Please pull our bid before it is too late. Postal Code B3Z 1G8
  • 10 February 2015141. Chris C
    I support this petition
  • 28 January 2015140. Sandra L
    not required, too expensive Postal Code B2Z 1N5
  • 28 November 2014139. Paul B
    In light of our increasing $$ difficulty in meeting basic needs, grandiose games are a luxury we cannot afford. As an already over-burdened taxpayer I say a definite and final NO to them Postal Code B4A 3S3
  • 28 November 2014138. Adrian P
    Spend the money on projects to benefit youth and the general population. I see no need to reward elite athletes. Let's give kids with nothing to do some recreational facilities. Postal Code B0P 1E0
  • 05 October 2014137. Harry P
    We cannot afford the taxes we now pay to all levels of government.There is only one taxpayer who pays all.Find ways to reduce spending,not keep increasing for frivolous items. Postal Code B4C3K8
  • 06 September 2014136. Heather M
    I support this petition
  • 04 August 2014135. David W
    I support this petition
  • 17 June 2014134. Elva A
    I support this petition
  • 16 May 2014133. Rick M
    I think the Games are a waste of money. As well, they will lead to major traffic and parking problems. A few people will get rich, but the citizens of NS will be paying for years to come. It would be better to spend the money on things like our hospitals,
  • 02 March 2014132. John Rw
    HRM could better use these funds Postal Code B3M 1W4
  • 30 January 2014131. Richard P
    As a gesture of good faith, the Mayor should promise to resign should the cost of the games exceed the budget. Postal Code B4A 2G5
  • 21 December 2013130. Grant B
    I support this petition
  • 28 September 2013129. Ron F
    I support this petition
  • 06 September 2013128. Susan L
    Instead of wasting our money on these games, let's create more opportunities for active living among children, families and seniors. Postal Code B2Y 4J5
  • 19 August 2013127. David J
    I support this petition
  • 13 May 2013126. Maynard H
    cannot afford it. Postal Code b3j3x7
  • 08 May 2013125. Mark T
    I support this petition
  • 06 March 2013124. Jeff C
    I don't think that as an average Haligonian I will derive any benefit from Halifax hosting these games. The only thing I will get, is to pay the bill after the athletes go home. No thanks. Postal Code b3p 1n5

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HRM Civic Government And Nova Scotia Provincial Government

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