Quebec City announces arena project

Municipal, provincial governments will move ahead without federal support

Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume and Quebec Premier Jean Charest have announced plans to build a $400-million stadium in hope of attracting an NHL franchise back to the hockey-mad city. Interestingly enough, the federal government wasn’t involved in today’s announcement, which has proven embarrassing for Quebec City Conservative MPs, who were early champions of federal government support. The deal, in which the city and the province each plunk down roughly $180 milllion each, with the remainig to come from the private sector—which will also have theopportunity to invest when (and if) Quebec City gets a team.

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