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11-21-2003, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by JR#9
Key word---They don't have MUCH say and on the flip side of that if the game is so dear to these fans in these cities let the local politicians know come election time up there.
They would and have. A couple years ago, the Federal Government of Canada made an agreement to give money for Canadian teams which I'm sure you are well aware of. Within a couple days, there was a huge public outcry that the money should not be spent on professional sports teams that can't control their own costs, that the money was needed for more important social issues. The decision to give money to Canadian teams was quickly rescinded. If they had ignored this and gone on with their plan, it would more then certainly have blown up in their face!!!

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