The Press: Decision to proceed with Olympic plebiscite caps a wild six-day ride for council

After nearly 48 hours of day and night debate and consultation, city council voted on Wednesday, Oct. 31 to proceed with a non-binding plebiscite on whether Calgary should host the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Eight councillors, a bare majority of council voted to withdraw the Nov. 13 plebiscite, while seven others, including Mayor Naheed Nenshi, voted to continue.

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