Tag Archives: Sports/Football/CFL

Top CFL players say cancelled season gives league opportunity to improve

By | August 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has cost the CFL a season, but Adam Bighill and Bo Levi Mitchell believe it also has given the league a glorious opportunity. The CFL cancelled the 2020 campaign Monday after its quest for a $30-million, interest-free loan from Ottawa fell through. The league said it needed financial assistance from the federal government to stage… Read More »

CFL decision still pending despite positive talks with health officials

By | August 14, 2020

Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer remains encouraged about the CFL’s health-and-safety protocols but can’t say when approval for a shortened season might come. “We’ve had very good discussions with the Canadian Football League in terms of their proposal,” Dr. Howard Njoo said Friday from Ottawa during a videoconference. “From my perspective, from a public-health perspective, we’re quite… Read More »

Federal health exec optimistic about CFL’s proposed measures for potential season in Winnipeg

By | August 7, 2020

The CFL’s quest for federal funding in order to stage an abbreviated season received a huge boost Friday. The league’s health-and-safety protocols remain the biggest requirement in its request earlier this week for a $30-million, interest-free loan from Ottawa. Currently, the Public Health Agency of Canada is evaluating the plans the CFL would implement during a shortened campaign… Read More »

CFL would use potential loan from feds to fund shortened season: report

By | August 5, 2020

The bulk of the CFL’s $30-million, interest-free loan request from the federal government is to cover the operation of a shortened season. A source with knowledge of the situation told The Canadian Press on Wednesday the CFL’s plan calls for approximately $28 million going towards an abbreviated campaign. The source added it’s included in the loan details the… Read More »

CFL targets $30M, interest-free loan from federal government: report

By | August 4, 2020

The CFL is making a last-ditch effort at securing funding from the federal government. Two sources with knowledge of the situation said Monday the league is now talking with the government about a $30-million, interest-free loan. The league feels it needs financial support from Ottawa to stage an abbreviated 2020 season during the COVID-19 pandemic. CBC Sports has… Read More »