OTTAWA — The CFL received a huge boost Friday in its bid for federal funding in order to stage an abbreviated season cut short by COVID-19.
Health and safety protocols remain the biggest requirement in the league’s request earlier this week for a $30-million, interest-free loan from Ottawa.
Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, is positive about the CFL’s proposed measures and says the discussions are ongoing.
“What has been submitted to us, I think, is encouraging in that they are going with the similar kind of model that we had for the NHL in terms of a hub city and using sort of a tight quarantine-type bubble.,” he said. “There are still details to be worked out.”
The league announced in late July that Winnipeg will be used as a hub for a shortened 2020 season.