KMC » 4am - Feb 18, 2010
Vancouver Community Activist Am Johal Condemns Use of Public Money to Subsidize International Olympic Committee At Expense of Basic City Services The Olympic Games last only two weeks, but their legacy will be felt in Vancouver for years to come. The price tag for taxpayers is estimated at around $6 billion dollars, including around $1 billion dollars in security costs. Last week, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge praised Vancouver organizers, calling the Vancouver model a blueprint for future games. Well to talk about what that blueprint could mean for Vancouver as well as future host cities, we go now to Vancouver where we are joined by Am Johal, chair of the Impact on Communities Coalition, a watchdog group around the Vancouver Olympics founded in 2001.