NHL

Redford adamant no provincial money for new Oilers arena

{eot}
The Canadian Press
3/20/2013 5:59:06 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

EDMONTON -- Alberta Premier Alison Redford has once again said there will be no direct provincial funding of a new arena for the Edmonton Oilers.

Redford told a meeting in the Alberta capital that her government restricts itself to creating level playing fields for business.

She made the comments following news reports that the province might come through with $107 million still needed to pay for the $480-million rink.

Redford says the idea shouldn't even be discussed given that the province is rolling back or holding the line on spending and on salaries for doctors, teachers and nurses.

She says the city -- and all municipalities -- have the option to use infrastructure grant money from the province.

Edmonton is receiving $170 million in such funding this year.

Jordan Eberle Sam Gagner (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

2014-15 NHL Preview

From The Hockey Insider

TSN's Bob McKenzie sets up the start of training camp, going one-on-one with the GMs from all seven Canadian teams.


WATCH: Bryan Murray - Ottawa Senators

WATCH: Dave Nonis - Toronto Maple Leafs

WATCH: Kevin Cheveldayoff - Winnipeg Jets

WATCH: Marc Bergevin - Montreal Canadiens

WATCH: Brad Treliving - Calgary Flames

WATCH: Craig MacTavish - Edmonton Oilers

WATCH: Jim Benning - Vancouver Canucks


TSN.ca previews what to expect out of the NHL's 30 teams as we count down to puck drop. Check daily for team previews and updates on each Canadian franchise leading up to Oct. 8.


Latest Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets






TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television