Episode 33: Should Edmonton go after the Commonwealth Games in 2022?

In our thirty-third episode, we talk about Edmonton’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Mack is a fan of the bid, while Graham has some reservations.

Edmonton hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1978, resulting in some big benefits for the city, including Commonwealth Stadium. The bid for the 2022 games is between us and Durban, South Africa. Formal bids are due next March, with the winner being selected in September 2015.

Is this the kind of thing Edmonton should be pursuing? Will it result in any positives for the City? Should we count on an increase in tourism? What about new infrastructure? We discuss those questions and more.

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