Hockey Canada told them they’d be doing some promotional things, but the players didn’t learn exactly why they were at the arena until just before the event. “Their mouths dropped, a little awestruck,” Nieuwendyk said. “They didn’t realize what they were here for. When they saw the jersey for the first time, it hit them like it hits any NHL guy that’s going to don that jersey.” For many hockey fans it wasn’t the first glimpse of the red, white and alternate black jerseys that the men’s, women’s and sledge hockey teams will wear at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi. Pictures of the uniforms have leaked out over the last month. But that didn’t damper the enthusiasm for the teenagers who stepped onto the ice amid club music and laser lights and skated around to show off the uniforms. “First to ever try on the Team Canada Olympic Jersey and unveil it to everyone. Speechless,” Paul Coffey’s son, Blake, wrote on Twitter afterward. “Honoured to get the opportunity to unveil the 2014 Team Canada Olympic Jersey Launch.” Hockey Canada’s reveal was another opportunity for fans to give their opinions about the jerseys. Some said it looked like Petro-Canada’s logo, while others wanted to go back to the jerseys used when Canada won gold in Vancouver in 2010. “People talking about how they feel about a jersey that’s close to their heart and represents their country is a great thing,” Nike creative director Ken Black said. The red and white jerseys feature a Maple Leaf logo with a stripe across the chest, while the black jersey has “CANADA” written across it in white letters on a gold stripe. All three include 12 gold maple leaves inside the collar to commemorate the eight men’s, three women’s and one sledge hockey gold medal the country has won at the Olympics.
What Canada’s Allstream Rejection Might Mean for Foreign Investment
In a statement , Mr. Sawiris said the decision late Monday was unfounded and unexpected, given his track record in Canada. Some takeaways from the Canadian governments decision on Allstream: Opaque Canada: Critics who have long complained about Canadas opaque foreign-investment rules will use this decision to bolster that argument. Under these rules, government officials analyze any proposed foreign-led deal to ensure it will contribute a net benefit to the Canadian economy. What exactly constitutes a net benefit is unclear, and officials tend to examine takeovers on a deal-by-deal basis. Theres also a cloud over foreign-investment rules since Mr. Harper vowed last year to heighten scrutiny of foreign deals led by state-owned enterprises which former Conservative cabinet minister Jim Prentice, now a vice-chairman at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, warned has boosted uncertainty about whether or not Canada is open to foreign investment. In the Allstream case, national security concerns were cited but the government offered no explanation as to what type of risk the Accelero deal posed. In his statement, Mr. Sawiris said Accelero co-operated with government officials through the deal-review process and believed its offer represented a net benefit to Canada. Telecom Confusion: In the past few months, Mr.