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04-23-2013, 09:03 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
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2/3rds of Edmontonians don't want provincial funding of a lot of things that don't benefit everyone - basically any kind of entertainment. We have no reservations spending millions of dollars on cultural improvements that impact a tiny percentage of the populace yet can't spend money that benefits 100x more people.
100X more people? How should anybody take a comment like that seriously?
If anything big ticket entertainment is a fairly exclusive activity. I wonder what proportion of the population regularly goes to a bigticket arena.
Add any economic downturn to the equation and the first thing to go is people spending huge amounts on entertainment.
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