JARVIS: MARCHAND RAISES MONEY-LOSING AQUATIC CENTRE

Posted on: September 7th, 2018

 

Anne Jarvis, Windsor Star

Mayoral candidate Matt Marchand on Thursday questioned the accountability of a string of projects and events led or supported by Mayor Drew Dilkens, starting with the aquatic centre, initially touted as a success and now a financial drain.

“Had we had a cost-benefit analysis at the front end, maybe we wouldn’t be in the position we are in today, paying for this facility twice in 20 years,” Marchand said in announcing a three-point plan for fiscal accountability and transparency in front of Adventure Bay water park at Pitt and Church streets.

If he’s elected, he said, he’ll bring in a municipal auditor general to examine the centre’s losses and “look at some options.”

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