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Published on February 7, 2014 7:50 PM by dbo.
Cohon will be (and already has been) characterized as a Lyle Lanley, selling a monorail, but the decision lies with the region. The business, community and political (at the local, provincial and even federal levels) leaders have to come forward and put in the hard work (with the result years away) to get this done. These things don’t happen over night with some gift out of the blue. There will be opposition.
The point is Atlantic Canada (and Halifax now specifically) has been targeted because of the long-time dream of uniting all regions with a national sport and the belief the city can host that franchise. The city has until the end of the year to decide, yes we can do it in the next 5-7 years or not now. If not now, the league will move on, and perhaps a 10th franchise will land elsewhere, like Quebec City, making an 11th franchise less of a priority.