Sticking out of the Vancouver skyline like a sore thumb is the renovated BC Place Stadium. Looking half-finished and very expensive, the stadium was $200 million over budget and a perfect example of the kind of corporate welfare that comes with huge costs to taxpayers and few tangible benefits.
In the newest issue of Megaphone, managing editor Kevin Hollett pokes some holes through the stadium's new roof and the BC Liberals' explanation that the publicy-funded project will help the province's economy.
Also in this issue, Megaphone slams the Conservative government's omnibus crime bill as a harmful piece of legislation that will increase the nation's homeless numbers; we cover the controversy surrounding the opening of a young women's housing project in the Downtown Eastside, Megaphone vendor John Ethier shows how the gentrification of south Granville has pushed out the neighbourhood's working class; and much more.
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