Federal government to license NHL hub city: source

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

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

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The order is awaiting the Governor General for signature.

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

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New light on Vancouver chances of the NHL hub city

New light on Vancouver chances of the NHL hub city

It would be called a quarantine cohort.

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

The NHL had to submit a plan that met public health requirements for Canada before the government placed the order.

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

In the NHL, plans to begin camp formation for the other 24 teams on July 10 and hope to resume play later in the summer.

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