Soccer or Sucker?

FIFA announced Wednesday that the joint bid between Canada, the United States and Mexico for the 2026 Soccer had triumphed over Morocco’s games.



Montreal has budgeted 69 million dollars towards this event. How many people living in poverty could be fed with 69 million dollars?



Quebec has set aside up to $300 million to replace the stadium’s roof. How many homeless people could be housed with $300 million? The stadium should have been demolished decades ago and $300 million dollars could have been spent on building low cost family dwellings.


Perhaps there are spinoff benefits to the hotel and restaurant industries but what does that do for the have-nots?


In British Columbia cooler heads prevail. British Columbia’s government is standing by a decision that will leave the province on the sidelines when the World Cup comes to Canada in 2026.

Vancouver had an opportunity to join Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton as a potential host, but the North American bid committee was forced to move forward without the West Coast city in March after failing to reach a deal over the anticipated cost of the tournament.

At the time, the province said it wasn’t willing to “write a blank cheque to FIFA.”

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