Quebec City says 2008 world hockey championships have new budget plan

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Quebec City is to co-host the 2008 edition of the world hockey championship with Halifax, but planning for the event has been plagued by problems.

Boucher said today a new budget with some existing money being reallocated and a new organizing committee will get the championship on track.

Six-million-dollars of government money will be reallocated from the budget to celebrate Quebec City's 400th birthday in 2008.

The City of Quebec will come up with another million dollars and local organizations also will provide some funds.

Hockey Canada has criticized the provincial capital for dragging its feet on preparations and has given Quebec City until Tuesday to get the event in order.