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Vancouver council plans to take the first steps towards hosting more Olympic Games.
Council will vote Wednesday on a motion to write letters to the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and four local First Nations for comment on a possible bid for the 2030 Winter Games.
The Council would also write letters to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister John Horgan asking if the federal and provincial governments would provide the necessary funding for the bid, including money for potential infrastructure projects.
Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Games and the same motion was due to be heard last winter before the agenda was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If the top two levels of government agree to consider providing funding, the board would direct staff to explore a bid’s potential impacts on affordability and other factors.
Staff would also be asked to report recommendations, including considerations for a referendum to gauge the support of Vancouver residents and landlords, to council.
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