Kitchener Big Music Fest - Taxpayer Payback
Mark Higgins, promoter of Big Music Fest held in Kitchener the past two years and several other Ontario communities in the past, has received $270,000 of Ontario tax payer's money, this year alone, to help fund and promote the event citing the economic impact that the event will have on the community due to increased tourism. This year's event was reduced by a day when the Sunday was cancelled and the Saturday was very poorly attended. Therefore it is our opinion that any monies forwarded to Mr. Higgins and his organization by the Provincial, Municipal and Regional governments be pro-rated or refunded by Mr. Higgins' organization accordingly.
See recent op ed from The Record outlining this issue.