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Edmonton Mayor Challenges Oilers Owner Katz On New Arena Negotiations
Published September 19, 2012
LET'S DO THE DEAL: In Edmonton, Terry Jones writes, “The problem here isn't a populace which doesn't want an iconic state-of-the-art downtown arena to keep the Oilers in Edmonton for the next 35 years,” nor is it Mandel, “a mayor who recognizes three decades of a city allowing itself to lose the vision to be a great city. He’s a builder.” The problem is that “they're not on the same page or speaking the same language.” Jones writes it is a deal that "HAS to get done." It is "too far down the road to turn back even if Edmonton wanted to, which it clearly doesn't” (EDMONTON SUN, 9/19).