For the record

There is apparently some confusion over Bob Rae’s position on federal funding for a hockey arena in Quebec City, so here apparently is his position.

I urged caution. I never spoke to Sun media. I said Harper needed to understand that this is not a “one off” decision. You can’t just dole out money to a commercial arena in Quebec without understanding the implications for the rest of the country.

Liberal MPs Keith Martin and Joyce Murray apparently oppose funding. Marc Garneau has reportedly said the Liberals support the funding.

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