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Puck stops here: Redford adamant no provincial money for Oilers new arena

Wednesday, 03.20.2013 / 5:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Puck stops here: Redford adamant no provincial money for Oilers new arena

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.

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