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Will legal challenges derail Quebec City arena?

With opposition politicians promising lawsuits challenging the funding scheme for a new Quebec City arena, city and provincial leaders are taking actions to nip them in the bud. The issue: the agreement between the city and Quebecor for naming rights and management. A former provincial politician and city manager, Denis De Belleval, says he’ll challenge […]

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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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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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Backup plan in works for Quebec City arena funding

If the Canadian federal government won’t fund a share of a new Quebec City arena, Mayor Regis Labeaume says his administration is working on a back-up plan to ensure the facility is built. So far prospects for federal funding don’t look good — some politicians are wary about setting a precedent for federal funding of […]

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