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11-14-2012, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by nye View Post
I did not clearly say any such thing. I said that taxes should cover what the province pays to run programs.
Did you say this?

Originally Posted by nye View Post
I feel that we should be insisting that operating costs be paid for by taxes.
The province will not be running the building, or paying for it to be run.
So why bring up Health, Education and Welfare when those are all under Provincial jurisdiction?

I don't think that the City should pay for operation of the building and allow Katz to collect all the revenue. I do appreciate Katz's aversion to a 35 year deal where he has to pay all operational costs though. I was hoping they could come up with a compromise where the City would step up if times were bad and the building was losing money.
I dont see why some kind of agreement based on the above could not be worked out, but it would seem Katz was unwilling to even talk about anything other than the six mill yearly subsidy, so talks broke down, and somehow the city and/or northlands gets blamed.

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