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Brantford’s Gretzky Centre: ballooning bill

Taxpayers cannot afford the blank cheque mentality too many governments have toward sports spending.  Pan American and Parapan American Games come to mind, as does Brantford, Ontario’s Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre (WGSC). The WGSC opened in 2013 after years of … Continue reading

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Up Goes the Opportunity Cost of the Gretzky Recreation Centre

The taxpayer funded multimillion-dollar redo of the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford, Ontario resulted in 11,000 square feet of unused space. Brantford is plagued with unused space in buildings.  Why approve a new building that adds to this problem? … Continue reading

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