Campaign Misunderstanding addressed
The recent Team DiotteForMayor video about the proposed Edmonton downtown arena has caused controversy.
We meant it as a message that the financial side of the downtown arena deal was not fair and stinks for taxpayers.
There was never any intended suggestion that was untoward about a fine local business (Blue Plate Diner) that gave us permission to shoot the video there.
As mayor I’d fight to make sure any overruns on the $605 million downtown arena district project are paid by the Katz Group, not taxpayers. That was the message of the video.
But the Blue Plate Diner has been attacked by people who clearly do not support the Kerry Diotte for Mayor campaign.
The restaurant was attacked because they allowed us, with permission, to shoot a video on the topic for our campaign.
We thank them for allowing us to do the video at their establishment, but because it has caused unwanted controversy, we have removed the video from our website.