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05-14-2013, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Master Lok View Post
Let me get this straight. The provincial government has had no hand in the negotiations, but now they're to blame?

The City and Katz has been the only two parties in the negotiations and agreement, but now you expect the province to throw in $100 million just because the City and katz thought that what the province SHOULD do?

At no point in time was the province a part of the negotiations and has said repeatedly No money. Of the three groups mentioned, they have been the most consistent throughout the entire process.
First off, the money needed to get shovels in the ground is not 100mill. Secondly do taxpayers outside the city of Edmonton benefit from a new building and/or the Oilers or not? Do they contribute to the project? Should they? I dont think its unrealistic for them to do so.

Did the provincial govt contribute funds to the old building? Commonwealth stadium? Did the Sask provincial govt contribute to the new football stadium?

The answer would be yes to all of the above. So why then and why not now?

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