Friday , May 14 2021

2021 The Games of the Francophonie are broken

Elimination costs, friends and retinue of the former prime minister.

More than a week later, the 2021 Francophonie games in Dippe and Moncton rose 664 percent to $ 130 million. Plots cover many questions about how to compile the cost estimate, who's involved, and how to pay for the event.

We already know that.


New Brunswick was elected by the International Organization for Francophonia to host the 9th Francois federation.

According to organizers, the international sporting and cultural event includes eight sports, 12 cultural events and about 3,000 participants. The new brands and other Canadians are open regardless of their language.

The previous Francophonie games were held in France, Morocco, Niger and Cote d'Ivoire, and covered thousands of participants. (AFP / Issouf Sanogo)

Games have been held once in four years previously in Morocco, France, Madagascar, Ottawa, Niger, Lebanon and recently in Cote d'Ivoire.

According to the organizers, the 10-day event in New Brunswick will cost more than $ 140 million, Economists question the numbers.


On May 5, 2015, the Government of New Brunswick announced a Committee to Include Provincial Civil Servants and Volunteers to Prepare a Games. The list of members has not yet been released, although Erik Mete Ducet and Eric Larock were volunteers.

The Committee utilized a budget of € 10 million, which was included in the Guidelines for the Games of $ 17.5 million. This is a figure that the poster review called "ignored".

The budget does not occupy much of the 104-sheet primary document. (CBC)

The main budget did not include any infrastructure costs, and the International Francophone Organization did not require a full business plan as part of the offer.

The CIA in Paris continues to comment.

Another city, Sherbrook, Que, filed an application for a 2021 game and a $ 50 million business plan.

In the software manual, OIF indicates that the offer budget is significantly heavier.

The application of the province, Moncton-Dippe, was won in March 2016.


Larocque was hired as an executive director in May 2016 and paid for the game planning staff.

In April 2017 the National Organizing Committee of the Games of the Francophonie 2021 was formed. The 11-member board of directors manages game planning and creates a business plan.

The Commission included Eric Mathieu Doucet, Eric Cormier, Mirelle Cyr, Kim Reaver, and Linda Shoffield. Moncton and Dieffpe Sebastian Dupuys, recently appointed and Guy Duguay representatives. Federal appointees – Melanie McGrat, Mohamed Ali Mikhal, Wicky Wallace-Bodbooot and Natalie Vibou.

Eric Matthew Duket, a fabulous volunteer of the Tender Commission, was chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Board of Directors before retiring on Wednesday. (Shane Magge / CBC)

Prior to Wednesday, Douchet became president of the board. That day, he and four others provincial members resigned four were lost because of the loss of confidence in the provincial government. Fifth, Shoffield said workload was too much in the growing conflict.

Linda Shoffield talks to CBC correspondent Gabriel Fahmy. 6:48

There are 11 paid employees. The Organizing Committee will allocate $ 1.7 million in 2017-18. The budget earned 452,000 US dollars.

In the region, since 2015, the costs associated with games will reach 2.65 million dollars.


Larocque, a member of Tender Commission and Eddie Rutanga, a volunteer, is now a friend of Brian Galant, a former Liberal Prime Minister and leader of the Organizing Committee.

Selected in September 2014, he was involved in the initial stages of the application, but he freed himself from being in close contact with his staff and board members in the "winter or spring 2017".

"I do not think I should be forced to accept myself, but I think that's what's right," Galtal said Friday.


The first offer was to provide the city with $ 750,000 and provide real services, such as the use of municipal employees.

Several "Heritage" projects are divided into three levels of government. Dieffe may have included two new football fields.

Politicians gather at the Moncton University Stadium to announce that the provinces will take part in the Franciscan Games in 2021. The site was part of the event. (University of Moncton / Twitter)

So far, cities have said they will not increase their savings.

The application also says that the rest of the public funds will be divided between federal and provincial governments by 50-50.

Federal policy of international sporting events says that the level of government does not exceed 50% of the public sector's contribution to the event.

Expenses are rising

The cost of games in the region is 17.5 mln. She knew that it would be higher than the US dollar.

The first will cost $ 19.5 million for housing and food costs. It rose to the dollar.

The budget proposed by the Organizing Committee in the autumn of 2017 to the provincial government is estimated at $ 45 million. (CBC)

The other, in October 2017, employees of the Department of Tourism asked "potential concerns" to increase the cost of organizing and conducting events "and budget updates.

This month, a budget of $ 45 million has been sent. The largest share of the budget is 11.7 mln. Man is a human resource. Also, communication and marketing costs have increased from $ 400 to $ 6 million in the initial offer.

Absence of money for infrastructure.

The Organizing Committee provided a full business plan on March 30, 2018 as part of its request for funding from its regional and federal governments. The plan required $ 130 million.

The plan was released Friday afternoon.

None of the expenditures were announced until December 2018.


An independent accounting firm hired by the federal government reviewed the business plan. The $ 130 million loss plan could have been smashed and identified several budget scenarios from $ 115 million to at least $ 72 million.

The report states that the $ 72 million budget would affect the quality of the event even though it may be possible at lower infrastructure costs.

The Moncton Stadium, one of the major games in the world, requires about $ 1 million for a review of gaming business plans in "major" updates. (CBC)


Premier Blake Higgs said his computer government would not spend more than $ 10 million in the game.

The federal liberals said they would follow Ottawa's funding policy.

According to the leader of the People's Alliance Chris Austen, the party does not support the PC that spends more than $ 10 million. Three minority parties from the party supported the PC for a 18-month vote.

The organizers say that it is necessary to decide on financing next month.

According to the government of New Brunswick government and tourism minister Robert Gauwin, the province does not spend more than $ 10 million for games. (Hadeel Ibrahim / CBC)

In addition, according to Higgs and the Prime Minister, the legislature called on witnesses to investigate the growing costs.


The provinces have not signed a gambling agreement and can decline to cancel the event.

It can be expensive. According to OIF rules, the host government, which does not accept the action, should cover all associated costs incurred by the governing body.

It is still unclear how far it can be – and the host cities, the provinces and the federal government would be above the money.

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