In case you didn't know, the B.C. government is planning to spend $458 million dollars to build a retractable roof on B.C. place
. Maybe I'm biased because I consider B.C. place an outdated eyesore that should be torn down and replaced with an open air natural grass stadium (which could be done for less than $458 million), but it has to be a bad sign that I'm a big sports fan (and a bigger soccer fan - the soccer community is behind the upgrade, which seems unwise to me, B.C. place is a bad venue and artificial turf isn't right for serious soccer) and I consider this one of the worst uses of taxpayer dollars I've heard about in recent years.
Seriously, upgrade some more schools so they are earthquake proof, buy medical equipment to reduce waiting lists, buy some buses for municipal transit companies, replace the Pattullo bridge, - almost anything would be better than spending half a billion dollars putting a new roof on a crap stadium.
Labels: b.c. liberals, bad ideas