Frequent Bulldog contributor Ron Benn might have discovered why the City of Ottawa was so concerned about attendance at Crashed Ice as part of Ottawa 2017. To read the municipality’s release in question, click here.
Benn’s comment is below:
My second reaction to this press release (the first being published by the Bulldog this morning) was why is the city worried about the attendance to the extent that they are disputing the attendance cited by the RCMP.
On further review, I note the following quote “… to deliver on obligations to funding partners …”. Is there a variable component to the sponsorship dollars that Ottawa 2017 has arranged with some of its funding partners? Put another way, is some of the funding quoted in those wonderful press releases issued by “Mayor Watson, the City of Ottawa and premier sponsor CIBC” a function of attendance at various events, and thus subject to change (downwards)?
If so, how much? With the open, transparent and accountable standards as practised by Mayor Jim Watson, inquiring minds with never know.
To read Benn’s first comment, click here.
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