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Parti Quebecois suggests Caisse consider buying Montreal Canadiens @NHLdotcom

MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois is suggesting the province's beleaguered pension-fund manager consider buying the Montreal Canadiens.

George Gillett, the team's majority shareholder, is having financial firms in Canada and elsewhere look at how to maximize his holdings.

Karl Moore, a McGill University business professor, says any decision by the Caisse de depot et placement on buying the Habs will have to based on whether it's getting a good deal.

The Canadiens have been ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the top three most valuable NHL franchises, after the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The powerful Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan holds a stake in the Leafs and has a seat on its board.

The Quebec government says there's no apparent danger of the Canadiens leaving Montreal.

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