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The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is throwing its support behind the proposed new convention centre for the downtown core

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is throwing its support behind the proposed new convention centre for the downtown core.

“It’s time to get this development moving,” chamber president Valerie Payn said in a release yesterday. “We have seen all the plans, all the studies and all the business cases and they indicate that this project is a winner.” Payn adds jobs, economic growth and tax revenues would all see a boost.

The province is still deliberating on whether to support the 1.4-million-square-foot facility, which will cost between $300 million and $350 million.

A decision is expected within three weeks.

 
 
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