Get in line

Saskatchewan is quite keen to see a new football stadium in Regina.

“We are in serious negotiations and we’re relying on our members of Parliament to carry that message to the federal table,” Cheveldayoff added, declaring that “we need them to be a full partner.” He said that means “full participation” and federal funding for “a large percentage” of the facility — in the “range” of 25 per cent.

“My job is to encourage them and give them the information they need to make a decision of that magnitude,” he continued. “It’s going very well. I’m liking what I’m hearing. I could see a way where they could do that and I’m encouraging them to look at that amount. Time is of the essence. It’s getting to a critical point.”

Liberal deputy leader Ralph Goodale figures the federal government should contribute something in the neighbourhood of $100-million.

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