Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy
Kinda proves that the Olympics are more about merchandising than about sports. I am hoping that the Olympic venues all become washed out. What a con game for the rich to fleece the poor.
Someone in charge of the Olympics should really have their feet held to the fire over this one. With the amount of taxpayers' money going into the funding of this thing, there is zero reason to be sourcing stuff like this from outside the country. Unless of course, we no longer have the capability anywhere in Canada to produce these kinds of things.
But, assuming we do (somewhere, I hope!), then somebody screwed up royally when writing the rules on product sourcing, big-time.
They couldn't possibly have thought that it would be an "open tender" thing (best price/cost wins) on this kind of thing...that would work if it's purely a business decision, but again, "we" (taxpayers) are quite involved in this, and we should be making some serious noise about it. I mean, just who in the hell do they think we'd be "competing with" in the souvenir biz? If it's an officially licenced souvenir, then they should/would have the right to make Canadian-made a condition of the licence use.
Unfortunately, it's too late to do anything about this one. But it's still a royal screw-up...