Like most Canadians I applaud the accomplishments of our athletes, but now that the games are over and the medals have been given a place of honour, it's time to clean up the mess. And I don't just mean sweeping the sidewalks and tearing down the fences.
These games have almost bankrupted a province, and put a huge dent in the federal coffers. Or maybe I should say debt, because we will be paying for this for many years.
But in our attempt to 'balance the books', we can't ignore those who have been forced to suffer so Canada could own the podium. Homelessness has tripled in Vancouver, and it is a scene played out across the country.
Jim Flaherty's plan to go ahead with the glutinous tax breaks to corporations, with plans for more; will make a lot of people wealthy. Just not those people in the video or the majority of Canadians.
IS THIS REALLY YOUR CANADA?