Simply put, we'll know if Halifax will be an awarded a CFL expansion team on November 9th, 2007.
On that day, the winning bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games will be announced. Halifax is in the running, along with Glasgow, Scotland and Abuja, Nigeria.
If Halifax is awarded the games on November 9th, 2007, they will receive funding for a brand-new, CFL-quality stadium. Then and ONLY THEN will they receive funding for a stadium.
If they are not awarded the games, no CFL-quality stadium will be built, and Halifax will almost surely never be home to a CFL team.
While there are potential OWNERS of a team in the maritimes, the only way a stadium will be built is with Government funding.