Provincial money for Olympic bid gone - 660 CITYNEWS
Loading articles...

Provincial money for Olympic bid gone

Last Updated Nov 15, 2018 at 11:57 am MST

Calgary-Cross MLA and Minister for Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda speaking in Calgary. Monday, August 27th, 2018. (Tom Ross - 660NEWS)
Summary

The Alberta government won't commit any money to a Calgary Olympic bid after the no side prevailed

Alberta culture and tourism minister Ricardo Miranda said Calgarians know about the success of the 88 games

Miranda said the government respects the decision from Calgarians in the plebiscite

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Alberta government won’t commit any money to a Calgary Olympic bid after the no side prevailed in Tuesday’s plebiscite.

The provincial money was contingent on a “yes” majority vote.

Alberta culture and tourism minister Ricardo Miranda said Calgarians know about the great success of the 1988 games, but this is a different world.

“Based on the unofficial results for this, I do not believe that the test for community support has been met, our government respects the decision made by a majority of Calgarians,” said Miranda.

The results on the plebiscite won’t be declared official until Friday and council is expected to address the results on Monday.