Sound and Fury -The Race to Bring Big-Name Acts to the Maritimes
It's hard not to love a massive outdoor summer concert, but in the past five years, government pursuit of these events has left a costly legacy for some taxpayers.
While Moncton seems to have found a winning-formula for big outdoor shows, in Summerside, PEI, city officials claim they were conned into giving more than a million dollars to a California company, for a rock concert that never happened.
And in Halifax, an auditor is expected to report this week on how the mayor and his staff secretly bet millions of taxpayer dollars on money-losing events.
Freelancer Richard Foot explores how cities in our region got caught up in the costly race for the world's biggest entertainers.
Sound and Fury