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March 07, 2011
Quebec arena federal funds still dead, Quebec-Canada fight lives on
Quebec City may have decided to move ahead with hockey arena funding without federal help, but that doesn't mean local officials are going to end their war of words with the feds. Last week, Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume called the decision not to provide federal funding "suicidal" for the federal government — which was followed by more controversy when the feds blacked out most of the documents explaining their verdict before turning them over to the press. It doesn't look like anything is going to change any funding decisions here, or the fate of the Quebec arena or the return of an NHL team to Quebec, but it's fun to watch, anyway.