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What $100 million could pay for

Vancouver city councillors are giving a $100 million loan guarantee to keep the Olympic Village afloat. Here are some other…

By Karen Moxley , in Spending , on November 13, 2008 Tags: , ,

Vancouver city councillors are giving a $100 million loan guarantee to keep the Olympic Village afloat. Here are some other things you could do with that much money:

  • 600,000 Skytrain fines, at $173 each.
  • Tuition for 23,000 J-school students.
  • 350,000 front-row Canucks tickets.
  • 40 million one-zone transit passes.
  • 1.8 million seasons passes to the Vancouver Aquarium.
  • 3.8 million round-trip walk-on ferry rides to Victoria.
  • 9.6 million “Legendary Burger” meals from White Spot.
  • 33.3 million california rolls.
  • 500 additional shelter beds in Vancouver for 20 years.
  • 40 million hot meals for Vancouver’s homeless.
  • 1,000 SRO rooms in the city.
  • 3 new community centres in Vancouver.
  • Child-care spaces for 1,000 children.
  • A new mid-sized theatre.
  • Theatre renovations for 20 years.
  • 75 entry-level constables yearly.

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