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Saskatchewan threatening to pull plug on stadium

Province ready to kill the project if federal government doesn’t come through with funding


 

The provincial government in Saskatchewan says that unless Ottawa agrees to shell out for a $430-million stadium in Regina by the end of February, the project will have to be abandoned. The province applied for federal funding last June to help build a facility that would replace Mosaic Stadium, home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. MLA Ken Cheveldayoff, the minister responsible for the facility, has made the request under the new deadline to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, saying that the land agreement with CP Rail at the proposed site is about to lapse. Saskatchewan joins Quebec, Hamilton and Halifax on the list of cities asking for federal funding for new stadiums.

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Saskatchewan threatening to pull plug on stadium

  1. Can the Feds also chip in for Lansdowne Live? I'd rather more than just the citizens of Ottawa be on the hook for this boondoggle.

    Thanks

    Ohh and ponies. Send us ponies.

  2. Can the Feds also chip in for Lansdowne Live? I'd rather more than just the citizens of Ottawa be on the hook for this boondoggle.

    Thanks

    Ohh and ponies. Send us ponies.

  3. As long as the anti-government Tories in charge of the federal government refuse to invest in Canada's economy (R&D, revamping VIA, turning the Trans-Canada into a true divided highway, funding the CBC on par with what the BBC gets, supporting high-speed rail, re-investing in ports and airports), why shouldn't cities ask for popular projects without any economic rationale?

  4. As long as the anti-government Tories in charge of the federal government refuse to invest in Canada's economy (R&D, revamping VIA, turning the Trans-Canada into a true divided highway, funding the CBC on par with what the BBC gets, supporting high-speed rail, re-investing in ports and airports), why shouldn't cities ask for popular projects without any economic rationale?

  5. "I'd rather more than just the citizens of Ottawa be on the hook for this boondoggle."

    Yeah, having a small, renovated old stadium in a G8 capital city is a real "boondoggle." Yeesh….. Let me guess, you'd like a new dog park on the location?

  6. "I'd rather more than just the citizens of Ottawa be on the hook for this boondoggle."

    Yeah, having a small, renovated old stadium in a G8 capital city is a real "boondoggle." Yeesh….. Let me guess, you'd like a new dog park on the location?

    • It's football stadium. Huge space, gets used 10 times per year. There aren't many projects that would be a less efficient use of public dollars.

      • Watson likes it, probably makes him some money.
        I wonder what he's going to do when it gets canned.
        And no, feds or provincial wouldn't chip in as it is single sourced. Illegal.

  7. It's football stadium. Huge space, gets used 10 times per year. There aren't many projects that would be a less efficient use of public dollars.

  8. Watson likes it, probably makes him some money.
    I wonder what he's going to do when it gets canned.
    And no, feds or provincial wouldn't chip in as it is single sourced. Illegal.

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