James murphy article about quebec city and the nords
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06-02-2008, 09:26 AM
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Location: Toronto / North York
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I was there on business...if any Canadian city deserves a team it would be Golden Horseshoe area. Quebec City has the passion for the game but would be another small market team. If they had somebody like Ballisie step in and build a new arena...now that's a different scenario. But see little chance of that happening. Where's the business and finances there? To support such a move. It paled to North York/Guleph/Miss/Hamilton areas,
Your right on the golden horseshoe, but characterizing QC financial status as poor is quite misleading these days, particularly in the Quebec sub climate where corporations
are creatures of the province not the city.
Quebec City as been the major player in the province economic growth in the last 5 years. One's only have to look at Boul. Laurier these days to see what I'm talking about. That being said, Montreal will pick it up soon, the Montreal region just need a new focus and I think they are finding it in Marketing services.
Anyway, even Montreal needed an American rich guy to own the habs, I don't see why a guy like Balsillie would be unlikely in times where Canadian franchises are pretty easy to sell on a business plan.(And with a business oriented mayor in Quebec City for the first time in 20 years)
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