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.