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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby maple leaf » Jan 28th, 2013, 1:49 pm

cutypi wrote:Oh and by the way.. For those who accused some of us of being against this squandering of Tax dollars just because we don't like the Liberals and supported/justified it, I hope you will re-think it. This is so blatantly a desperate campaign ploy that even you, assuming you have any integrity, can't deny it. But then I know some will still try, so bring it on..!!


Sounds pretty clearly that this was a decision to go with the fake awards show over the real one purely to get it to happen just before the election as an election gimmick,to put Christy Clark in the lime light, days before an election.But, by the way it is unfolding ,it could blow up in their faces just days before the BC election and seal their fate.Hopefully.Now that would be 12 million well spent.
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby Urbane » Jan 28th, 2013, 2:51 pm

    maple leaf wrote:Sounds pretty clearly that this was a decision to go with the fake awards show over the real one purely to get it to happen just before the election as an election gimmick,to put Christy Clark in the lime light, days before an election.But, by the way it is unfolding ,it could blow up in their faces just days before the BC election and seal their fate.Hopefully.Now that would be 12 million well spent.
So they're hiring actors to pretend to be actors for this "fake" awards show? It sounds like a pretty intricate project with lots of people sworn to secrecy so kudos to the Liberals if they can pull it off. No, I'll hold off judgment until I know for sure one way or the other about this particular venture. It's too easy to jump on the anti-government bandwagon. As Bill Good said this morning, "Lately everyone has been against everything." He was talking in more general terms but he's so right.
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby cutypi » Jan 28th, 2013, 4:55 pm

Urbane wrote:So they're hiring actors to pretend to be actors for this "fake" awards show?


Say no more Urbane, I now understand why you are a Liberal supporter !!!
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby Urbane » Jan 28th, 2013, 5:00 pm

    cutypi wrote:Say no more Urbane, I now understand why you are a Liberal supporter !!!
That's all you got to explain your "fake award show" claim. Okay.
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby cutypi » Jan 28th, 2013, 5:22 pm

Excerpts from the full article....
From the Times of India fake Bollywood awards website:

“BC State dignitaries will be duly honoured on the stage”.

Do you need to know any more than that? You paid $11 million for it.

Global TV and most other media outlets referred to the taxpayer funded extravaganza announced yesterday as “the awards show, thought of as the Bollywood Oscars.”

Clark courted and was rejected by the real “Bollywood Oscars”. So she bought the fake ones for $11 million

The well known (hosted in Ontario last year) and long lived International Indian Film Academy awards are known as the “Bollywood Oscars”. The show BC is hosting is a new invention of the Times of India Corporation. This year’s April event is the first ever and the corporation has had no experience putting on an international Film award show.

In other words BC paid $11 million for something with no track record in order for cabinet ministers to be “duly honoured” on stage.

The $11 million for the show will come out of this year’s budget despite it being held in the period funded by next year’s budget. The Oscar for creative accounting goes to….
http://therealstory.ca


Yep and you still think its the real deal and will be good for BC.. Go figure !!!!
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby Urbane » Jan 28th, 2013, 5:32 pm

    cutypi wrote:Yep and you still think its the real deal and will be good for BC.. Go figure !!!!
No, that's not what I've said at all but I guess during the silly season in the lead-up to an election some people get carried away and engage in hyperbole. I'll continue to reserve judgment on this one.
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby flamingfingers » Jan 28th, 2013, 5:38 pm

I found it rather (hilariously) interesting when Pat Bell said that 'it was all about the money' when BC's bid for the real deal (IIFA) was rejected. Seems like Toronto had the IIFAs last year. It cost them $12 million.

The TOIFA (experiment) will cost us $11 million. C'MON!!! Since when did a mere million bucks mean anything to Christy??

Ah, but one important consideration: The real deal (IIFA) would have been held in JUNE!
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby steven lloyd » Jan 28th, 2013, 5:45 pm

flamingfingers wrote: The TOIFA (experiment) will cost us $11 million.
C'MON!!! Since when did a mere million bucks mean anything to Christy??

At least no one tried getting on a Skytrain without paying for a ticket. :127:
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby Urbane » Jan 28th, 2013, 5:49 pm

    steven lloyd wrote:At least no one tried getting on a Skytrain without paying for a ticket. :127:

And Premier Clark, as far as we know, didn't forge or backdate any documents when signing this deal.
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby steven lloyd » Jan 28th, 2013, 5:58 pm

No, but her government did provide completely redacted documents that were subpoenaed by the Court (why did these documents have to be subpoenaed by the Court in the first place – at significant and ongoing cost to taxpayer - by our “open government”?) and threw $6 million of our tax dollars to shut up convicted criminal fall guys to obstruct Court process.

"ooo - the NDP are sooo bad". You guys are hilarious :dyinglaughing:

Better get back to the TOIFA's Urbane.
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby NAB » Jan 28th, 2013, 6:04 pm

Just spent some time looking around their web site..

http://www.toifa.com/
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby flamingfingers » Jan 28th, 2013, 6:06 pm

It will be interesting now to see what kind of a draw Vancouver will have with the TOIFA experiment when the real deal - IIFA announces their venue. Currently, the Middle East, South America, Europe and Africa vying for the largest extravaganza of Indian Cinema to come to their city.

All but South America is much more convenient and easier to get to. Which extravaganza will the East Indian middle class choose to attend?
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby Urbane » Jan 28th, 2013, 6:07 pm

    steven lloyd wrote:No, but her government did provide completely redacted documents that were subpoenaed by the Court (why did these documents have to be subpoenaed by the Court in the first place – at significant and ongoing cost to taxpayer - by our “open government”?) and threw $6 million of our tax dollars to shut up convicted criminal fall guys to obstruct Court process.

    "ooo - the NDP are sooo bad". You guys are hilarious :dyinglaughing:

    Better get back to the TOIFA's Urbane.
Yes, the problem is that people who simply hate this government because of other issues are automatically against every single initiative that they bring forward. It seems far more responsible to take each issue as it comes but instead we hear "All aboard . . . time to board the anti-government bandwagon." No thanks. I'll reserve judgment on the TOIFA's.
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby maple leaf » Jan 28th, 2013, 6:10 pm

Urbane wrote:
And Premier Clark, as far as we know, didn't forge or backdate any documents when signing this deal.






No but Christy Clark did release confidential cabinet information during the BC rail bidding process.
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Re: BC Government Spends 11 million to host the TOIFAs

Postby steven lloyd » Jan 28th, 2013, 6:11 pm

Urbane wrote: Yes, the problem is that people who simply hate this government because of other issues are automatically against every single initiative that they bring forward. It seems far more responsible to take each issue as it comes but instead we hear "All aboard . . . time to board the anti-government bandwagon." No thanks. I'll reserve judgment on the TOIFA's.

:dyinglaughing: No doubt you've completely missed the ample dose of irony here.

Later Urbane (enjoy the TOIFA's - you're paying for them) :smt039
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