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New Quebec City arena a go?

{jathumbnail off} Various media outlets, including Radio Canada, are reporting that a new Quebec City arena is a go, as Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume is expected to hold a press conference tomorrow to announce the final piece of the funding pie: federal gas-tax proceeds. The current plan from Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls for […]

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P3 funding eyed for sports facilities — but hurdles remain

{jathumbnail off} The Harper government and Conservatives are looking at raiding the $1B Public-Private Partnerships Canada (P3) Fund to help build stadiums and arenas across the county, including a new Quebec City arena, but there’s one huge obstacle: the legislation setting up the fund specifically prohibits its use for pro-sports facilities. That’s a huge obstacle, […]

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Quebecor stepping up to fund Quebec City arena

Media giant Quebecor is stepping up to partially fund a new Quebec City arena and close a significant funding gap, as the city moves closer to a facility that could bring back NHL hockey — and perhaps bring in federal aid as well. Quebecor President Pierre Karl Péladeau told the Globe and Mail that his […]

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Evansville approves arena funding plan

The official funding plan for the $127.5-million project shields the city from some financial liability; the big question remaining is who will be playing in the facility. The Evansville City Council finalized the funding arrangements for the new downtown arena, identifying the three major financing sources for the project. Basically, money for the arena will […]

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