Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will be at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in Copenhagen next week to pitch Toronto’s bid for the 2015 Pan American Games. The city of Toronto is located in the province of Ontario.
McGuinty told reporters Wednesday, “they’re gathering there and wherever they gather….I need to go. I think we’ve made it clear and I think they have been really honest about us having the strongest bid”.
Toronto is competing against Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru.
The Premier will be in Copenhagen Oct. 2-4. He said, “we’ve got to go and meet with as many of the voters as we possibly can and encourage them to support Toronto’s bid. There’s no substitute for being physically present, engaging in those conversations”.
He added, “this is something we’re behind as a whole, the people of Ontario”.