Official Statement on the 2010 Olympics

2009 December 28, by Chapter Council

Written by Council of Canadians
Click here for full statement. Exerpt:
“As an organization focused on global justice we are especially concerned that the 2010 Olympics are providing a prime ‘green‐washing’ opportunity for corporations involved in the most egregious threats to the survival of humanity and the earth through their active participation in the privatization and commodification of water and massive environmental degradation exemplified by the exploitation of the tar sands… At a time of economic crisis when federal, provincial and municipal governments should focus on public projects that create a lasting positive social and economic foundation the 2010 Games appear set to leave a legacy of social and environmental destruction and massive debt that will hobble our ability to make positive change and respond to the serious challenges facing communities across the province and the country.”