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Announcement From Québec!

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My translation from RDS: According to RDS reports, an important announcement will be made this coming Thursday or Friday about the construction of a new arena in Québec City. Régis Labeaume, the mayor of Québec, and Marcel Aubut, the former president of the Québec Nordiques held a private meeting Friday with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in New York. Bettman recently declared that the eventual return of an NHL team to "La Vielle Capitale" is inextricably linked to the construction of a new arena. Though he gave no guarantee, the commissioner added that Québec's candidature could be considered with expansion or the movement of another team. According to The [Québec] Sun, the mayor Labeaume envisions using the same space as a concert venue and a hockey arena. The project will cost an estimated $400 million. The federal government will be solicited for support. Their contributions are expected to reach $175 million. It is worth noting that it will be exactly 30 years ago on October 10 that the Nordiques played their first game in the NHL at the old Colisée. Note: this is also being reported at Radio-Canada and Le Soleil.

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