Quebec City Should Pay Attention to Oshawa

September 1st, 2010 by Steve Thompson Leave a reply »
There was a warning sign posted to Quebecor and those other supporters who are trying to get Quebec back into the NHL, when Oshawa City Council voted not to have a debate on building a new stadium to get the CFL's Hamilton Tiger Cats.

Oshawa decisively turned down an opportunity to get its city on to the professional sports map, that a few adventurous members of the council wanted.

The majority of the council felt it was in the best interests of the taxpayers not to help bail out an owner of a professional sports franchise by pouring their money into a sports facility.

Many councilors viewed Hamilton owner Bob Young as someone who would one day hold them to ransom, as they feel he is doing with the city council in Hamilton.

They felt that the local public was not in favor of investing their tax dollars in a sports enterprise of a private, professional nature, instead of an international event that could be said to be representing Canada, a province, and a local community.

Quebec should be paying attention to this, because their efforts to build a $400 million arena and front an NHL franchise bid are based on getting govern ...

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