‘The door is not closed from the federal government’

The government decides it’s not quite ready to decide on the most important public policy question of our time.

The government says it will give the city’s mayor time to raise more private-sector funding before it considers a federal role. The Conservatives’ top local minister, Josee Verner, told a news conference that the government has yet to receive a proposal that includes private-sector money. “We do not have everything we need,” Verner said. “It is important that (Mayor Regis) Labeaume continue (raising funds).”

The Liberals released a comprehensive accounting of their position today.

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