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Edmonton still trying to raid every available fund to cobble together Oilers arena subsidy

060501-MayDayWindsorStopPayingtheRichBy NEIL deMAUSE,

GIVE Edmonton elected officials credit: They’re not giving up on finding ways to shovel more arena money at Oilers owner Daryl Katz just because the province of Alberta won’t give them any and because it’s a pretty terrible idea. The latest plan: Get the neighbouring communities on the Capital Region Board to ask the province to kick in $25 million from its Regional Collaboration Program, which is supposed to be used for capacity-building programs for local governments, but hey, potato, potahto, right? Continue reading

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