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Jackson doesn't get bid process: Liberals (, July 5, 2012)

Pan Am Games set to spread music across Toronto (Global Toronto, July 5, 2012)

Infrastructure Ontario awards Toronto Pan Am contracts to consortium led by PCL Constructors (Daily Commercial News, July 4, 2012)

Pan Am Games organizers spending $250K to spread pianos throughout Toronto (National Post, July 4, 2012)

Pan Am Games funding questioned by MPP Rod Jackson (Toronto Star, July 3, 2012)

Province highlights winning bid for $158-million PanAm aquatics centre (Globe and Mail, July 3, 2012)

Hamilton Future Fund asks for its money back (Hamilton Spectator, July 2, 2012)

Cops Focus on Pan Am Games (Toronto Sun, July 1, 2012)

Pan Am Games fundraising a concern (Welland Tribune, June 28, 2012)

Canary District looks beyond the Pan Am Games (Globe and Mail, June 25, 2012)

Council presented with $303,600 price tag (Niagara This Week, June 20, 2012)

Pan Am project designed to stay within budget (Welland Tribune, June 19, 2012)

London 2012: No Olympic boost to London's tourism industry this year? Pity (Toronto Star, June 15, 2012)

Businessman Lawrence Tanenbaum receives honourary doctor of laws (Toronto Star, June 15, 2012)

As Toronto prepares for Pam Am Games, some critics decry huge budgets (BBC, June 14, 2012)

Toronto Prepares for Summer Olympics Lite (AUDIO - BBC, June 13, 2012)

Toronto 2024? Olympic Games bid momentum grows with council vote (National Post, June 9, 2012)

Toronto considering bidding for Olympics & World Expo (City TV, June 8, 2012)

Pan AM Games designs to be unveiled (St. Catherines Standard, June 6, 2012)

Games scaled back to stay within budget (Windsor Star, May 12, 2012)

TO2015 announces new Games footprint for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (Canada Newswire, May 11, 2012)

Who's going to pay for Pan Am Games as costs continue to rise? You (Toronto Star, May 11, 2012)

Exhibition Place to be 'heart' of Toronto's Pan Am Games (, May 11, 2012)

Guadalajara 'educates' Ford on Pan Am experience (Toronto Sun, May 11, 2012)

Residents will just have to deal with Pan Am traffic: Ford (Toronto Sun, May 11, 2012)

What the #!%*?: Figuring out Toronto's plans for the Pan-Am Games (National Post, May 11, 2012)

Organizers scale down geographic scope of Pan Am Games to stay within budget (Canadian Press, May 10, 2012)

Committee Scales Down Pan Am Games Due to Budget Concerns (CFRB 1010, May 11, 2012)

Pan Am Games scaled down to meet budget (Metro, May 11, 2012)

Federal spending on sports expected to rise by $177 million to pay for Pan Am Games (, May 10, 2012)

Pan Am salaries blooming (Toronto Sun, April 5, 2012)

High salaries for 2015 Pan Am Games staff face scrutiny (Toronto Star, April 5, 2012)

Pan Am Games cost claims don't add up says Carpenters Local 18 union (Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, February 28, 2012)

Best laid plans (Ottawa Citizen, February 22, 2012)

Answers to Pan Am Games concerns hard to come by (Toronto Star, February 19, 2012)

Pan Am Games are running into trouble (Toronto Star, February 14, 2012)

Pan Am velodrome could cost Milton millions (Toronto Star, February 14, 2012)

Losing bidder bridles at Pan Am Games park selection, Equine Canada "thrilled" (Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, February 13, 2012)

Milton helps Hamilton dodge velodrome bullet (Hamilton Spectator, February 12, 2012)

Milton, Ontario council approves velodrome for 2015 Pan Am games (Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, February 3, 2012)

Pan Am equestrian site selection not fair: park owner (Toronto Sun, January 30, 2012)

Pan Am Games organizers accused of questionable venue tendering (Toronto Star, January 30, 2012)

Milton council gives green light for velodrome (Hamilton Spectator, January 30, 2012)

Toronto Pan Am Games changes source of concerns (Toronto Sun, January 27, 2012)

Games changer: City's Pan Am sites on budget bubble (Hamilton Spectator, January 27, 2012)

Pan Am Games set for big venue changes (Toronto Star, January 26, 2012)

2015 Pan Am Games on track and on budget, Ontario Liberals say (Globe and Mail, January 12, 2012)

Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games builder shortlist announced (Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, January 5, 2012)

Hamilton too late to recoup velodrome: McMeekin (Hamilton Spectator, January 3, 2012)

Olympian calls Pan Am velodrome a 'white elephant ' (Hamilton Spectator, January 3, 2012)

Pan American Games in financial trouble, Olympic icon warns (Toronto Star, January 3, 2012)

Henderson letter outlines skyrocketing Pan Am Games costs (Toronto Sun, January 2, 2012)

Cycle track secrecy (Hamilton Spectator, December 28, 2011)

Silent funder might inflate velodrome hopes (Hamilton Spectator, December 28, 2011)

Weak rail link (Now, December 21, 2011)

Pearson rail link has nothing to do with Pan Am Games (Toronto Sun, December 19, 2011)

Toronto airport rail construction to cost $129 million: Aecon (Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, December 19, 2011)

Construction to start in spring on airport rail link (Toronto Star, December 19, 2011)

Construction on Union-Pearson air-rail link to start this spring (National Post, December 19, 2011)

Toronto-Pearson rail link a go this spring, McGuinty says (Toronto Sun, December 19, 2011)

Construction of rail service to Pearson airport begins in spring (City News Toronto, December 19, 2011)

Pearson-Union Station rail link construction to kick off in the spring (Globe and Mail, December 19, 2011)

Pearson Airport link construction begins in spring (Canadian Press, December 19, 2011)

The ever-flawed Pearson rail link (Toronto Star, December 18, 2011)

Pan Am organizers looking at Milton for velodrome (CTV, December 15, 2011)

Milton gets the nod for velodrome, but … (Hamilton Spectator, December 15, 2011; also: Toronto Star December 15, 2011)

Milton dubbed preferred site for velodrome by Pan-Am Games organizing committee (, December 15, 2011)

Milton to pursue Pan Am Games velodrome (Hamilton Spectator, December 13, 2011)

Wheels turning to Laurier velodrome (Hamilton Spectator, December 13, 2011)

Milton to pursue Pan Am Games velodrome (Hamilton Spectator, December 12, 2011)

Battling the traffic bulge (Hamilton Spectator, December 10, 2011)

2015 Pan Am velodrome off table in Vaughan (, December 6, 2011)

Vaughan vetoes Pan Am velodrome (Hamilton Spectator, December 6, 2011)

Milton pursuing velodrome (, November 24, 2011)

Province clams up on Pan Am Games details (The Gazette, November 23, 2011)

Councillors 'frightened' by Pan Am report (The Oshawa Express, November 23, 2011)

Town going for velodrome (, November 22, 2011)

Milton preparing bid for Pan Am velodrome (Toronto Star, November 22, 2011)

Pan Am planners look to gag councillors on stadium details (Hamilton Spectator, November 17, 2011)

Town okays agreement for equestrian park (Caledon Citizen, November 17, 2011)

City on losing end of Pan Am Games (The Oshawa Express, November 16, 2011)

Pan Am Games costs skyrocket for City (The Oshawa Express, November 16, 2011)

Caledon backs controversial Pan Am deal (Toronto Star, November 15, 2011)

Surprise? Pan Am price tag climbing (Hamilton Spectator, November 9, 2011)

Pan Ams: Was it worth it? (Toronto Star, October 29, 2011)

CIBC backs Pan Am Games (Toronto Star, October 27, 2011)

This $100000/year job could be yours (openfile Hamliton, October 26, 2011)

Hey Milton, Want a Velodrome? (VIDEO - CHCH News, October 19, 2011)

(Milton) Council eyeing velodrome (, October 19, 2011)

New City Park an official practice site for Pan Am soccer (, October 19, 2011)

Hamilton's shot at velodrome all but dead (Toronto Star, October 11, 2011)

It's a GO: Ontario picks up tab (, September 29, 2011)

Pan Am Games team stumbles out of the gate (Toronto Star, September 18, 2011)

Velodrome backers: Let's get serious (Hamilton Spectator, September 14, 2011)

Velodrome has city chasing its own tail (Hamilton Spectator, September 13, 2011)

Team picked to build athletes' village for Toronto's Pan Am Games (Globe and Mail, September 7, 2011)

No new dollars for new Ticats stadium? (Hamilton Spectator, August 30, 2011)

City could be on hook for $24M for velodrome (Hamilton Spectator, August 29, 2011)

Toronto won't bid for 2020 Olmpics (CBC, August 11, 2011)

Pearson-Union link gets $53M worth of diesel trains (Toronto Star, February 18, 2011)

Now bring on the velodrome (Hamilton Spectator, February 1, 2011)

Touchdown! Ontario boots in extra $22M to save Ivor Wynne deal (Hamilton Spectator, January 31, 2011)

Province to Fill Funding Gap for Hamilton Stadium (Ottawa Citizen, January 31, 2011)

Queen's Park lncreases Stadium Funding (Globe and Mail, January 30, 2011)

Province Saves Hamilton Stadium Project (National Post, January 30, 2011)

Pan Am fun begins early as costs double and city council freaks out (Toronto Life, January 18, 2011)

No more surprise Pan Am bills (Globe and Mail, January 17, 2011)

Pan Am flap at City Hall (Toronto Sun, January 17, 2011)

City committee agrees to cover increasing Pan Am Games costs (Inside Toronto, January 17, 2011)

Toronto Pan Am Games bill doubles (CBC, January 17, 2011)

Pan Am cash call shocker (Toronto Sun, January 17, 2011)

As Pan Am costs double, Ford says no more surprises (Globe and Mail, January 17, 2011)

Costly Pan Am ‘surprises’ worry councillors (Toronto Star, January 17, 2011)

Toronto's cost to host Pan Am Games could double (CTV, January 17, 2011)

Pan Am Games costs could jump to $96.5M (National Post, January 17, 2011)

Pan Am pool approved for U of T campus (CBC, March 22, 2010)

UTSC students to vote in referendum for aquatics centre (Inside Toronto, March 11, 2010)

The Pan-Am panhandle (The Varsity, March 8, 2010)

Radio Interview: Paul McKeever, Spokesperson for No Tax for Pan Am Games (Ryan Doyle Show, CFRB 1010 AM, Toronto - March 10, 2010)

Radio Interview: Paul McKeever, Spokesperson for No Tax for Pan Am Games (John Oakley Show, AM640 AM - March 10, 2010)

Toronto's 2015 Pan Am Games to Cost Taxpayers $11.6B? (Paul McKeever blog, March 10, 2010)

AM900 CHML Poll Results (August 29, 2009)

Hamilton on track for Games committee visit (Hamilton Spectator - August 29, 2009)

Just say no to Pan Am Games political group says (Stoney Creek News, August 28, 2009)

Say no to Pan Am Games political group says (Hamilton Mountain News, August 28, 2009)

Radio Interview: No Tax for Pan Am Campaign: Paul McKeever, Spokesperson (CHRW-FM, London - August 27, 2009)

Radio Interview: No Tax for Pan Am Campaign: Paul McKeever, Spokesperson (Talk 820 AM, Hamilton - August 26, 2009)

Protest launched against 2015 Pan Am bid (CJOB 68, Manitoba)

Pan Am Funding (The Hamiltonian, August 25, 2009)

'Splinter' group campaigns to halt Pan Am funds (Hamilton Spectator, August 25, 2009)


Sign the No Tax for Pan Am Games (Toronto, 2015) Petition

To prevent taxpayer's from being forced to fund London, Ontario's bid for the 1991 Pan Am Games, Marc Emery, Freedom Party of Ontario, and the No Tax for Pan Am Committee (founded by Emery and by Freedom Party president Robert Metz, who was the Committee's Chairperson) published and distributed a number of flyers, guides, and newsletters to inform the public. The five issues of the No Tax for Pan Am Committee's newsletter continue to provide loads of history concerning other sports events that have been funded with taxpayer money, that have lost money. Each such event has left the taxpayer with a bigger debt, and long-term payments of interest, as well as ongoing maintenance costs and other fiscal catastrophes. The newsletters are a great source of information for those who want to know the facts.

The Ontario taxpayer will be on the hook for any cost over-runs of the 2015 Pan Am games. The newsletters, guide, and flyer are all sure to provide you with all the information you need to convince others that it is wrong to make taxpayers pick up the tab to host the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. After reading about the experiences of other cities with similar events, check back with as we continue to oppose the McGuinty government's plan to stick Ontario taxpayers with the cost over-runs.

No Tax for Pan Am Committee Newsletter

November 1984
December 1984
January 1985
February 1985
March-June 1985 (the Victory edition)

Citizens Guide to the Tax-Paid 1991 Pan Am Games Bid
(Fall 1984)
1991 No Tax for Pan Am Games Flyer Door-to-door flyer (July 1984)

Politicians read the letters that Canadians send to their local newspapers. Write to your newspaper(s) today, and tell them, with three sentences, why you and other taxpayers should not be forced to pay for the City of Toronto's bid to host the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Note: Click here for letter writing tips that will help ensure that your letter gets published. Remember: include your name, address, and telephone number, so that the paper can contact you if it needs to do so.

Here are some of Canada's newspapers having the largest circulations:


Globe and Mail
National Post


Toronto Star
Toronto Sun


London Free Press
Hamilton Spectator
Ottawa Citizen
Windsor Star


Edmonton Journal
Edmonton Sun
Calgary Sun

British Columbia

The Province
Times Colonist
Vancouver Sun


Winnipeg Free Press

New Brunswick

Times & Transcript

Newfoundland & Labrador


Nova Scotia


Prince Edward Island



Montreal Gazette


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No Tax for Pan Am (Toronto, 2015) is a grass roots community initiative launched on August 24, 2009 by Freedom Party of Ontario and Freedom Party of Canada. Authorized by Freedom Party of Ontario.