Quebec Premier Jean Charest will meet with Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume next Tuesday to discuss the financing of a new arena in the provincial capital, QMI Agency has learned.
The premier is then expected to announce $400 million in provincial funds to help pay for the project.
Charest has expressed enthusiasm for the project in the past, saying in June a city the size of Quebec should have modern facilities.
A new arena is a key stepping stone to getting the Nordiques NHL franchise to return to the province.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in August any hopes for the Nordiques's return rests in the city completing the project.
Quebec City may also be getting support from the federal government.
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