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02-15-2012, 08:36 AM
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Gabe84
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Originally Posted by Commandant View Post
That might all be true. I don't know, I don't live in Laval or follow the situation closely.

However you can't say that taxpayer money is not being used just because there is no tax increase on the citizens, that simply is not true.

As to the value of an arena, whether building this facility is a smart investment or not, and what other things the money could be used on, that's far more of a political discussion than one I'm prepared to have.

All I'm saying is that taxpayer funds are being used here, both from the city and from the province. The fact there is no increase in taxes doesn't mean the funds aren't being spent or that the argument they could be used elsewhere is invalid.

Now you are telling me what should be done, and that's too much politics for me to get into. (Healthcare vs education vs infrastructure vs other uses etc...)
I'm certainly not an expert either. I work in one of those deprecated arenas on the week-ends (not that it makes me a specialist on the matter), but beside that, I am in no way an expert on Laval politics (or politics in general for that matter).

Of course money should always be spent in education and health above everything else. But you can't put 100% of the budget into those two things. At some point, you have to invest in projects such as this.

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