The construction of a new baseball stadium should not be financed by the public sector. This intoned the three opposition parties in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
“I hope Major League Baseball returns to Montreal,” said liberal sports critic Enrico Ciccone. But I do not think that a public investment in the construction of a stadium enjoys social acceptance, at the moment, in the current economic context. “
Above all, public funds must be used for schools, the health and education system, says the parliamentary leader of Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois. “There are so many things to do with public money in Quebec before you finance a baseball stadium», He summed up.
The Québécois party declared itself “not very favorable” or “completely unfavorable” for public funding. “It’s a debate that seems to arouse passion in the race for the mayor of Montreal. We will let them debate it,” said Joël Arseneau. But if the Quebec government were to open the door to it, we would react with a certain reserve. ”
Quebec wants discussions “at a high level», With the investment company Claridge to build one baseball stadium to Montreal. The Minister of Finance Pierre Fitzgibbon made the statement in an interview with Journal of Montreal. However, the government’s financial commitment will be conditional on significant economic benefits, he emphasized.
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