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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says CFL hub will boost economy, not COVID-19

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Brian Pallister says hosting the Canadian Football League (CFL) season can boost the economy without leading to a spike in COVID-19 numbers.The CFL has decided to play a shortened 2020 season in Winnipeg if the league can get federal funding and an agreement with the CFL Players’ Association.

CFL names Winnipeg tentative hub city for possible shortened season amid coronavirus The Winnipeg bid included $2.5 million in provincial money for transportation costs, practice field rentals and more, and beat out bids from Regina and Calgary.Pallister says having hundreds of players and staff in Winnipeg would provide a much-needed boost to the hard-hit hotel and food industries.

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