Canít guarantee Pam Am Games will be on budget, sport minister says


Locutus
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make-believe drawing of a shiny happy pan-amtic vision


Contrary to repeated assurances the Pan Am Games will be on budget, the new Minister of Sport Michael Coteau says he can no longer guarantee that.



Minister of Sport Michael Coteau says he can’t guarantee the Pan Am Games will be on budget, contrary to earlier repeated assurances that it would be.

“I can’t make that promise to you,” Coteau told reporters Thursday after taking questions in the legislature on the Games, which are just a year away.

While TO2015 organizers insist the actual Games will come under budget, Coteau acknowledged the problematic areas are security and transportation, which are calculated separately and are the sole responsibility of the province. Security costs have already doubled.

“You have security costs that can change based on threat level, it can change based on different items like transportation routes . . . it is going to be challenging managing any type of Games or budget at this level,” Coteau said.

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Can‚€™t guarantee Pam Am Games will be on budget, sport minister says | Toronto Star
 
DurkaDurka
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I have yet to meet a person in Toronto who has mentioned the Pan Am games, it's like being selected to host the Special Olympics All-Star Game.
 
taxslave
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Toronto is still too worried about the mayor not towing the gay pride line to worry about a mere international sporting event.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Toronto is still too worried about the mayor not towing the gay pride line to worry about a mere international sporting event.

Well those things just sort of come together on their own don't they?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Well those things just sort of come together on their own don't they?

The gays do. Maybe if it was gay games Toronto would take notice.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurkaView Post

I have yet to meet a person in Toronto who has mentioned the Pan Am games, it's like being selected to host the Special Olympics All-Star Game.

heh...hipsters swagging and swaying to the cacophony of Mayor Happy Kline and the Special Olympics All-Star Band.



This we-must-have-it bid was put in by Toronto Student Council and it's class president to appear like they're popular commonwealthy kids and relevant and still pretty.

There's more real work by worthwhile money on Eglinton's new water main system outside my front door.
 
Blackleaf
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Looking forward to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month.

Go England!
 
Corduroy
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Toronto is still too worried about the mayor not towing the gay pride line to worry about a mere international sporting event.

As it should be.
 
Locutus
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thank gawd 'toronto' isn't the center of the universe anymore.

 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Looking forward to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month.

Go England!

I am sure they will be as triumphant as your world cup soccer team.
 

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