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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

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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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