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Markham arena developer’s “NHL connections” turn out not to involve connections to NHL


Remember when two city councillors in Markham, Ontario were calling for an investigation of would-be NHL team owner Graeme Roustan, on the grounds that he hadn’t revealed his personal finances, has previously been found guilty of statutory fraud in an arena case in Texas, and lied about being a finalist to buy the Montreal Canadiens? And remember how the Markham council just went ahead and voted to give Roustan $162.5 million to help build a new arena anyway? Well now the NHL is getting into the game, asserting that — surprise, surprise — Roustan and Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti lied about Roustan being a finalist to buy the Canadiens, as well as that he had the right connections to get an NHL team: Continue reading

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