: News Article:
Federal Conservative party considering funding a Québec arena
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08-05-2010, 07:42 PM
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It's an investment based on a bid for 2022 olympic games. An investment based on the assumption Quebec city will get an NHL team.
A filled arena attracts revenue(mind you, funny how that revenue goes to the owners, which isnt the taxpayers) but if it's not filled with no team, what does it attract? How fun is the olympic stadium now, the maintenance on that god damn roof I hear about every 5 years is sure pleasant isn't it? At least in the olympic stadium's defense, it actually held an olympic game, the arena is based on false hopes. Give money to better things. They should create jobs and help economy more than they should build an arena with the potential(very little realistic chance) an NHL team or olympic game comes.
In an ideal world I would tend to agree with you
Unfortunately, the Quebec government does not have the best track record for spending money on job creation
That being said, an arena is as good or as bad as anything else that they're likely to spend money on, so that being the case, I'm all for it. At least it will be on something that I can appreciate.
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