The Football Stadium is Going To Cost Taxpayers a Lot

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  • Considering that most final costs on such projects come in at about twice the rosy estimates put forward by those trying to promote the participation of municipalities and provinces in cost sharing, we should let some other jurisdiction take on the money-losing venture.

    Ron Gilkie, P.Eng. | November 10, 2018 | Reply

  • Mr. Black, Thank you for you well researched and well crafted article on the stadium proposal. The lack of rational cost-benefit discussion at council is disturbing.

    I am an avid fan of Canadian football wasting far too many hours eating popcorn in front of my tv. If we had a professional team I would probably buy a season ticket. However, it would be to feed a personal addiction and I would strongly object to paying for it in taxes. Most of my friends and neighbors do not share my addiction and should not have to pay a dime to support mine. Agreed, there would be no option to millions in tax revenue going to support a team and stadium.

    Robert Miller | November 10, 2018 | Reply

  • Whatever the cost of the stadium, to the extent that taxpayers have to pay for it, we need to ask how ese we might use these dollars. In other words, what other public projects, services, infrastructure, etc would we need to forego to pay for a stadium? I suspect most Nova Scotians would rank lots of things as higher priorities.

    Steve Chipman | November 9, 2018 | Reply

  • No full personal guarantees by the proponents,their wives and children unto the 3rd generation then no time should be wasted on even considering the proposal
    HRM is NOT in the finance business despite the blatant the hubris of the CAO
    When will we ever learn?
    Review Washmill
    Review Daewoo wind turbines
    Review the new convention center

    Bill | November 9, 2018 | Reply

  • It is very worrying when knowledgeable opinions like this are countered by an HRM councillor who was heard to say recently “ If 98% of my constituents don’t want something and I do I will vote to support it anyway”

    Nicholas Carson | November 9, 2018 | Reply