Yes! For Edmonton Position Statement on the Proposed Downtown Edmonton Arena

Yes! For Edmonton sent the following position statement on the proposed arena to the media this afternoon:

I have been privy to some of the discussions about this, and was opposed to the statement being released because it kind of suggests that everyone who signed up to support the group on the airport issue automatically supports this one too. I don’t believe that is the case.

There are people in the organization who wanted to make a statement on the arena, and that’s fine. The more people who share their thoughts and opinions, the better. But I don’t think it is clear who Yes! For Edmonton speaks for, and that causes me some concern as the group approaches future issues.

It’s not clear whether this position statement will be posted on the Yes! For Edmonton website or what other updates will be made.

8 thoughts on “Yes! For Edmonton Position Statement on the Proposed Downtown Edmonton Arena

  1. Was there a meeting where this was discussed that I missed over my vacation? I don’t recall getting any emails about this. I’m not sold that the arena will help downtown yet. I still think a new Kingsway arena adjacent to the forthcoming NAIT station on the City Centre Airport lands would be preferable.

  2. Was there a meeting where this was discussed that I missed over my vacation? I don’t recall getting any emails about this. I’m not sold that the arena will help downtown yet. I still think a new Kingsway arena adjacent to the forthcoming NAIT station on the City Centre Airport lands would be preferable.

  3. Lovely. “We feel that there is insufficient information available at this time, but we’re going to go ahead and say it should happen anyway.” Boosterism at it’s finest.

    FYI, Patricia Mackenzie was also on the city’s arena “feasibility” committee.

  4. I wasn’t a member of your group but would have to say, “Ouch, as in what an accountable and democratic organization Yes! Edmonton is!” It might put paid to MacKenzie’s claim she hopes for meaningful stakeholder input, given the meaningful stakeholder input opportunity that members of Yes!Edmonton were just provided here. In answer to your question is it on their website, yes it is.

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