Image via WikipediaConcerning the 2022 Olympics bid:
Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume's press secretary said Wednesday the mayor will meet with Quebec Premier Jean Charest, members of the Olympic task force Team Quebec and Marcel Aubut, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee. [condensed]
"We will take the time to think this through before making a decision, and we have other people to consult," said Paul Christian Nolin.When asked about the possibility of federal support and funding, Quebec's mayor reportedly stamped his feet and said, "No, no, no. No way, José. We are the national capital of the nation of Quebec; we stand on our own two feet, while at the same time being proud to contribute to the financial well-being of the rest of Canada. But to seek financial assistance from Canada and Canadians would simply not be the Quebec way".
Just kidding -- can't let the whole "we're-a-nation" thing get in the way of federal government funding!