Theatre tickets cost all taxpayers

Perhaps Port Theatre tickets should show the ‘true cost,’ factoring in all the taxpayer provided capital and operating subsidies.

To the Editor,

Re: Port Theatre expansion an asset to city, Letters, Oct. 2

Everybody is in favour of transparency. Politicians should post their expense claims and charities should divulge their administration expenses.

Perhaps Port Theatre tickets should show the ‘true cost,’ factoring in all the taxpayer provided capital and operating subsidies, along with the amount charged to the ticket purchaser. That way everybody would know the amount paid by taxpayers  –  most of whom are not attending the performance.

If council has more than $4 million of taxpayers’ money burning a hole in their pockets shouldn’t subsidized housing for the poor and the homeless be a higher priority than Richard III?

S.I. PetersenNanaimo