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Critics of proposed Montreal sports complex say it’s too expensive, overkill

January 24, 2020
By CBC News

Peter Malouf questions the needs to turn a popular soccer field, which doubles as a hockey rink in the winter, into a sports complex. Simon Nakonechny/CBC

A popular soccer field at a Montreal suburban park may be giving way to a $48.7-million sports complex in spite of the opposition of hundreds of residents. Town of Mount Royal residents opposed to the project argue it is too costly to build and its planned size is unnecessarily large for a community of 21,000 people.