On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 10:15:16 -0700 (PDT), "Ken S. Tucker"
The big "owe!" Government wasn't really the problem although Drapeau was wearing huge rose coloured glasses throughout the acquisition!
The two biggest faults were the French architect (who got $40 million in fees) for designing a structure where no two arch supports were alike which caused delays and cost overruns AND the greedy Union bastards who held the project ransom. It was too bad that the Quebec government didn't allow non-Quebec bidders in on the deal, they could have built it for half the price and had it completed in time. I heard rumours of biker gangs and Teamsters as well. If they took the cost overruns out and paid that into athlete development they could have picked up a huge stash of medals!