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WHAT ONE DOME WILL GET US

Posted by strattof on January 27, 2011

Despite setbacks, the Government of Saskatchewan still wants to spend $431 million of our tax dollars on a domed stadium. It expects all levels of government–federal, provincial, and municipal–to contribute to the cost.

Here’s what else we can get for $431 million. (Thanks to Prairie Dog and the Regina Leader-Post from which many of the figures are taken.) 

HOUSING: 1 domed stadium = 1,874 affordable housing units.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: 1 domed stadium = regulated childcare spaces for 10,000 children for 4 years.

SCHOOLS: 1 domed stadium = 28.7 elementary schools or 4.8 years worth of teacher salaries.

LIBRARIES: 1 domed stadium = 24.6 years of Regina Public Library operations.

HEALTH CARE: 1 domed stadium = 2.15 children’s hospitals.

PUBLIC TRANSIT: 1 domed stadium = 100 brand new city buses, plus their drivers’ salaries for their entire careers.

CITY DEBT: 1 domed stadium = the City of Regina’s current debt X 13.

TAKE ACTION

The Saskatchewan government will make its decision about the domed stadium by the end of February.

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