Take it from a city that has been there. Montreal suffered the one-two punch of the World’s Fair (1967) and Summer Games (1976) AND NEVER RECOVERED. The Olympic Stadium (dubbed “The Big Owe”) was a multi-million boondoggle. Initial estimates put the cost at $134 million. In 2006 the final term installment on the debt was paid off. Total cost? $1.61 billion. (Ahh but the chance to see your crappy Canadian athletes “go for the bronze”? Priceless.
A city should only showcase itself if it has solved the majority of its problems and is ready to be a model to the world. Lest we forget, for the World’s Fair Montreal massive billboards and partitions were erected to block out the urban blight, thus disenfranchising the poor working class Quebecois from all that world class (tabarnouche!).
Chicago? Have you solved your problems?
“Hey Gina… un castor, ben ouais”
Besides, the Olympics are for cities that have just arrived and are waiting for an invite to the dance (think Atlanta, China… and Calgary). Chicago? I think you’ve arrived. How much more tourism do you really need? Your infrastructure can barely hold up under the weight of your bloating current populous.
And your citizens will be paying for the upgrades for the rest of their lives through tax increases. President Obama I’m all for giving an economy a shot in the arm but not on the backs of the struggling working class.
Mr. President please give your state a break and sit this one out. Let Brazil be the world showcase. Lord knows they’ve solved all their problems.
Here are the links to all 9 episodes on the 1969 unsolved Montreal murder of Teresa Martin: Pattern Recognition – Teresa Martin #1 / WKT5 F.L. FRENCHY I LOVE YOU – Teresa Martin #2 / WKT5 Le Sadique Meurtrier -Teresa Martin #3 / WKT5 La MUQ – Teresa Martin #4 / WKT5 Qu’est-ce que tu… […]
La Presse – Nicolas Bérubé, June 6, 2021 (Original article in French can be found here) More than 50 years after her death, the murder of Teresa Martin has still not been solved. On the night of September 13, 1969, Teresa Martin, a 14-year-old teenager, was found dead leaning against a wall in the parking… […]
GERALD ASSELIN – LE PETIT JOURNAL, 24 DECEMBRE 1972 “Où sont les Maigret, Vidocq, Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes de nos services policiers? C’est ce que nous demandions il y a deux semaines en déplorant le grand nombre de meurtres d’enfants non résolus dans notre province et le peu d’intérêt apparent des enquêteurs envers les criminels… […]
GERARD ASSELIN, LE PETIT JOURNAL – 10 DECEMBRE, 1972 “Une société peut- elle se permettre de ne pas tenter, par tous les moyens à sa disposition, de faire payer leurs crimes aux tueurs d’enfants? C’est ce que l’on peut se demander devant le piètre dossier policier au Québec dans ce domaine. On sait pertinemment dans… […]
LE PETIT JOURNAL – 25 JUILLET 1971 “Les meurtres aussi sadiques que ceux signalés à Cap-de-la-Madeleine, en fin de semaine dernière, sont d’autant plus répugnants que, de tous les types de crimes commis au Québec, ce sont ceux qui demeurent le plus souvent impunis. En fait. ce genre de crime est trés rarement resolu. Il… […]
PREVIOUS PODCAST: “They are treated just like pigs” – Teresa Martin #7 / WKT5 “The Incompetents: Our Detectives And Police” Le Petit Journal was a lesser known Quebec weekly tabloid. Like Allo Police it featured garish fair in it’s 55 year run, which ended in 1978 – though it tried to stay clear of provincial… […]
PREVIOUS PODCAST: Why Murders Are Unsolved – Teresa Martin #8 / WKT5 CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO ALL NINE CHAPTERS OF THE TERESA MARTIN SERIES Bus. Morgue. Wallet. Missing Clothing. Journal de Montreal. Don Bosco. Pattern Recognition is a term I borrowed from computer science. It’s used in sequence / spatial analysis and machine… […]
This is an interview done in fellowship with friends, John and Sally, two former police detectives from the UK who host the podcast, True Crime Investigators. Here we talk about Who Killed Theresa, what motivates us, and true crime podcasting in general. You can also listen on other podcasting platforms which can be found here:… […]
PREVIOUS PODCAST: “You don’t have a name in your head?” – Teresa Martin #6 / WKT5 NEXT PODCAST: Why Murders Are Unsolved – Teresa Martin #8 / WKT5 In the initial episodes of this podcast of the 1969 unsolved murder of 14-year-old Teresa Martin, many of you wrote to me or commented that the prime… […]
PREVIOUS PODCAST: Qu’est-ce que tu entends par Splashs? – Teresa Martin #5 / WKT5 NEXT PODCAST: “They are treated just like pigs” – Teresa Martin / WKT5 #7 I visited the Surete du Quebec’s cold case website this week. They now have over 230 unsolved homicides posted, of the 700 cases for which they are… […]