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Nenshi's 'vacuum of leadership' to blame for arena fiasco

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Nenshi is to blame for talks on a new NHL arena going sideways.

A deal with the Flames could have been done.

So says Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart.

In fact, the councillor also known as Big Red goes so far as to say former mayor Dave Bronconnier should be brought in to broker a deal between the Flames owners and the city.

“Bronco always had a way of getting deals done. He’d get ‘er done,” says the veteran councillor, slamming Nenshi’s “vacuum of leadership.”

“You’re measured by what your outcomes are, not on a bunch of talk and useless closed-door meetings about nothing and letting things stagnate.”

On Wednesday, Big Red walked out of a closed-door meeting of city council, where they jawed over the decision of the Flames to opt out of any further talk about a new arena.

The majority of the politicians at the hush-hush gabfest gave Nenshi the thumbs-up to spill the beans about arena negotiations.

The show-and-tell is expected Friday and will turn up the........

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