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Vancouver Votes YES!

Posted on Saturday, February 22 at 23:10 by canadaka

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Those who favour hosting the Winter Games say the Olympics will create 244,000 new jobs in the province, generate up to $1 billion in tax revenues and produce a $4-billion increase in the gross domestic product.

The city itself would enjoy increased tourism and a legacy of new facilities like a convention centre, speed skating oval, curling rink and hockey arenas.

The city's 293,000 eligible voters were asked to answer yes or no to the question: ``Do you support or do you oppose the city of Vancouver's participation in hosting the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games.

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