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WINNIPEG CITY COUNCIL VETOS TAX EXEMPTION FOR JETS DONORS
Published July 28, 1995
The Winnipeg City Council defeated a motion to grant charitable tax status to an endowment fund set up by the Spirit of Manitoba to cover losses for the Jets until a new arena is built, according to today's WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. Mayor Susan Thompson, warned the vote could cost taxpayers nearly C$18M, as the team may now be sold and moved with the city responsible for next year's debt. Councilman Jae Eadie, a one-time supporter who voted against, said his vote was symbolic of Spirit's failure to live up to a promise to raise the necessary money to buy the team in exchange for public arena financing (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 7/28). IS THE SPIRIT WILLING? Spirit President Cam Osler, whos group claims to have over C$42M raised towards an endowment, said they will proceed with three options: continue to raise funds without a charitable ruling and approach the council at a later date; find another vehicle for getting a tax break; or admit the attempt to save the Jets has failed (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 7/28).