Grand Chief Arlen Dumas strongly opposes Province’s bid for Winnipeg as CFL Hub

July 21, 2020

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba


Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is expressing strong opposition to the Provincial Government’s bid to have the Canadian Football League (CFL) select Winnipeg as the main hub for a truncated CFL season.  

AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas said, “Now is not the time to play games. While AMC supports a strong economy in the Province, we vehemently oppose such a blatant disregard for the major risks associated with bringing so many non-Manitobans to the Province.” 

“Our focus should not be on sports tourism amidst a global pandemic. While we are one of the least affected provinces in Canada by COVID-19, we want to keep it that way and not put anyone, specifically our most vulnerable people, at risk in any way, least of all for a series of football games.” 

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