Saturday, April 11, 2009

NDP now support BC Place renovations

This is interesting. After the media flurry the other day about apparent threats [Friends of Soccer] by the party to axe the proposed retractable roof for B.C. Place, which I wrote about here, the NDP has come out with a statement calling the whole thing a "Liberal lie" and claiming that they've always been at war with Eurasia in favour of a retractable roof. That does seem to be a bit of a reversal in my mind thanks to the ads they have ran and the lack of specific provisions for B.C. Place in their platform, but it could also have been a misinterpretation.

Regardless of who's to blame, the important thing for B.C. soccer fans is that both sides in the election now are committed to the renovations, which is a great thing for both the Whitecaps and the B.C. Lions. That's as it should be in my mind; this team and their move to MLS are too important to be used as political pawns. Regardless of who takes the election, the future of the renovations now appears assured, and that's important for B.C. soccer.

Related: NDP Officially Back Down On B.C. Place Attacks [Friends of Soccer]

[Cross-posted to The 24th Minute]

1 comment:

  1. "at war with Eurasia"

    I know nothing about Vancouver politics, but that's funny.