Olympic Plebiscite: My Comment on the Results

Calgarians have voted, and the choice is clear. The Olympic Bid process ends tonight.

For months now, I have supported the public’s right to be polled on this issue. Given the tremendous benefits and risks associated with bidding and potentially hosting the Games, it only made sense that Calgarians chose what they thought was the best course of action for our City.

That choice is clear tonight. I cannot support moving the Olympic project further.

I thank the official yes and no sides for coming out and engaging Calgarians on this issue. Your commitment to the Calgary community has not gone unnoticed.

At times, this debate has been difficult. If there is one regret that I have, it is that this process had led to divisions among friends and neighbours. However, now is the time for us to come together and be Calgarians – for that, is democracy. The vote is done and the will of Calgarians is clear. Now, we must work to build a better future – together.