"We're still far from having a hockey team," Charest warned."We would need a multi-purpose centre and I believe in that project because a city of Quebec's size needs a multi-purpose building."But one prominent sports economist suggests that if the project were truly smart economics, private investors would already be lining up to build the arena with their own money.Michel Poitevin, head of the University of Montreal's economics department, notes that the Montreal Canadiens were purchased, and their Bell Centre was built, without public funds. So was the city's Saputo stadium for the Montreal Impact soccer team."--"Quebec premier says NHL commissioner keen on team in Quebec City," Canadian PressBold mine.

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