If a heavy-handed, ham-fisted regime tried to use the spectacle of Olympic sport to sleight-of-hand the disappearance of democracy, surely Canadians would riot like disappointed Canucks fans ... not!
Forget about snooping, forget about corruption and secret deals, and forget about cuts in the federal budget. Canadians are happy, and for that Harper and Marois have Vladimir Putin to thank.
The 2014 Winter Olympics are set to begin and given the massive human rights violations, environmental degradation and financial costs, it's time to revisit the Vancouver 2010.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are fast approaching and Chris Shaw just can't help but comparing the appalling social issues, environmental destruction and financial costs with Vancouver 2010.
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Whispers abound that Whistler and Vancouver may get the Winter Games in 2014 because of Sochi's problems.
While Russians prepare to host the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, rumours suggest that Whistler and Vancouver may need to step in for Sochi , given the mounting delays.