Should an organization receiving public monies be openly deceiving the public?Skate Canada has lost sponsors, yet the people in charge of sponsor relations and development seem to enjoy being personally hands-on with this bedroom farce a whole lot more.Maybe someone should ask why Scott and Tessa need this to be comfortable and remind both they're now adults. Skate Canada tends not to re-examine their premises, or consider whether their ideas about creating and marketing stars actually work.SC got the gold medal from VM but Patrick Chan had to take his own career to Colorado to get results; D&D came up disappointing.Indisputably, the Jessica arrangement is not handled privately; Skate Canada officials in their professional capacity help manage logistics and execution.That's if any of it can be considered private, since so many of Scott's immediate family are high profile members of Skate Canada.Is this ongoing situation a legitimate expenditure?SC got something like 1.7 million in gov't funding this year.
Considering the shows VM do, the high-end wardrobe sported by both Tessa and Scott on and off the ice, the travel, the lifestyle and Tessa owning multiple copies of skating dresses that cost thousands of dollars each - for WHAT and why would they be in need of a "mere" ,000 as a condition of staying in training? Is this an appropriate allocation of Skate Canada resources - not just money, but attention, planning and time?It might be a challenge this year to get Jessica to Skate Canada, but there is a TBD pairs slot, and what are the odds everything will work out as she hopes, and the less-than-inspiring Dube/Wolfe lp at Quebec will be overlooked.This team was also able to commission a Marina Zoueva short program - a nice value add for Jessica too.That top level SC personnel devote on-the-job time and attention to this is without question. Jessica being on the same competitive circuit as VM saves money because she generally has Canadians and SC in common with them, and has had TEB in the past - and then last November when Scott posted on Jessica's facebook wall: "Can't wait til next week...Je taime" he was referring to Mississauga, where he and Tessa turned out to have a book promotion appearance and did a signing at the Hershey Center where Jessica was competing singles.