Politics in Off-Topic
You people really need to take off those political blinders and just try to ENJOY life for a tiny fraction of your goddamn "miserable" lives (ie. during the term whenever the political party you didn't vote for is in power.) This is part of the finale of the year-long Canada 150 celebrations - you know, this country's BIRTHDAY party for itself. Skating & hockey is probably one of Canada's most cherished traditions and having a skating rink on Parliament is a fantastic celebration of who Canadians are. To turn this into another Liberal/Conservative/NDP political bashing event is a disgraceful indictment of the pathetic decline of the Off Topic forum on RFD.
Again, this is part of the closing ceremonies for the year-long Canada 150 birthday celebration. This has nothing to do with vote-buying and it's a shame that a forum moderator is fanning the political flames on OT (and yes I understand that you're speaking as a general member with only a personal opinion, but nevertheless, the title "Moderator" is still front and center of that post.) And an undisclosed Canadian community WILL benefit from this arena - as the article says, part of the cost is moving it permanently as a donation.Shaner wrote: ↑Nov 23rd, 2017 11:25 pmStill a waste of money though. Surely a rural community could have benefit with a permanent arena that wouldn't have cost much more, but then again, that stuff doesn't buy votes. Rural areas don't vote Liberal so they have no reason to pump any money into those areas
Fact is: 40,000 people will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to free-skate at Parliament Hill and 32 CANADIAN peewee teams will get a chance to win a trip to Ottawa and participate in the Bell Capital Cup and play one game on this rink. But only on RFD will people try to piss on a great feel-good event that unites ALL CANADIANS and degenerate it into another partisanship bickering thread.