Tag: Municipal

Spare us the welfare queens on skates

The reference to women on social assistance in the headline of this 2010 piece by Mark Milke seems harsh and dated, but his argument against subsidies for professional hockey teams is as relevant as ever. Tax dollars subsequently helped build new rinks in Quebec City and Edmonton, although the former still doesn’t have an NHL team and Oilers’ fans increasingly think they don’t have one either. Next up to the trough are the Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames, with the latter better positioned to squeeze taxpayers with a decent playoff run this spring.