Your hopes, redashed

Transport Minister Chuck Strahl says there’ll be no federal funding for the arena in Quebec City without private investment first.

“It really has to be driven by the private sector and so far that hasn’t happened,” Strahl told reporters Tuesday. “The best way forward for any hockey team is (to) get the private sector involved, let them take the lead on it and let them tell you how they’re going to make this work. Then other levels of government can say, ‘If that’s what you’re going to do, this is how we can contribute.'”

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