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11-16-2010, 09:13 PM
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HCH
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Originally Posted by FlyingKostitsyn View Post
1. The purpose of building an arena is not to recreate the nordiques habs rivalry

2. The arena would serve for more than just being the home ice for a Quebec team, it would serve all year round for shows and spectacles. Its an infrastructure that would replace the obsolete colisée.

3. I hope you realize 300 million is peanuts for the federal govt. Considering the federal's contribution would likely be under 200 million you would, as a canadian tax payer, pay your part by putting gas in your car once or twice or going to the restaurant a few times.
An arena is not infrastructure. Infrastructure is roads, bridges, subways, pipelines, sewer systems, water supplies. An arena is an amenity.

If Quebec City gets federal funding where do you draw the line. Every community should be treated equally and if you did that, the $200 million would quickly spiral into billions.

On other hand, if a facility is that much of an economic benefit, then the community should be willing to fund all of it themselves. After all, who wouldn't want to invest in a profitable project.

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