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12-12-2012, 06:24 PM
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Fish on The Sand
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Originally Posted by RustE View Post
come on. he owns a particular business that we want to operate in our city REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY badly. that is why he can leverage monies out of us. he owns the cherished business in the province. it is a cultural icon. get over this 'not one cent to a business' dogma.

we want him, he needs us. get it done. for the cost of a case a beer per year per person we can have an NHL team in Edmonton and a spectacular facility. is that too much for you? not for me.
You don't really get the point. The point is why should the city be giving him hundreds of millions of dollars for something that:

1) will not benefit the city in any way
2) will not improve the the local economy in any way

He doesn't need the city, he just simply wants to be given hundreds of millions of dollars so that he can start making more money while not providing any benefit to the city or the public.

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