Federal government clears way for the NHL to have a hub city in Canada

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OTTAWA, on —
The federal government has made a move to try to contribute to one of the three markets to become a hub of the National Hockey League for the resumption of the game. A federal official told The Canadian Press on Thursday that the government has issued a decree that would allow one of Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, or to serve as one of the NHL’s two hub cities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The official was granted anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the public order.

The command is queued to the Governor General for signature.

The minister of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Marco Mendicino has issued a letter saying that it is in the national interest in canada hub after the Public Health Agency of Canada and the public health authorities in Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver have all given their approval to the NHL’s plan to keep the players separated from the general public.

It would be called a cohort from quarantine.

The move would allow the NHL to circumvent the traditional 14-day quarantine for anyone entering Canada.

The NHL had to present a plan that met public health requirements for Canada before the government proceeded with the order.

Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are in the running to be the hub cities.

In the NHL, plans to start training camps for the other 24 teams on July 10 and hope to go back to the game later in the summer.

This report, published by The Canadian Press was first published on June 18, 2020.

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