Posted on January 28, 2010
2010 Ticketgate storm passing?
Students of Vancouver 2010 Games ticket purchasing policy may wish to file away the minutes from this March 24, 2009, council meeting at which COPE councillors Ellen Woodsworth and David Cadman — now outraged and appalled — clearly supported the purchase of Olympic tickets.
Although all three levels of government have invited the world, some elected officials seem now to be promising not to show up.
Back at the city, the long-standing policy remains clear: if asked to host a visiting official as the result of a decision by an arms-length staff group, a councillor will receive a ticket to do the job. Each councillor is also invited to attend the opening ceremonies. That’s about it.
Only Sun columnist Craig McInnes seems to find this unremarkable.