Source: CFL Requests About $42.5M In Federal Aid Amid Pandemic
The CFL has sent Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault a "revised financial request," as the league is "seeking roughly $42.5 million in aid," according to a source cited by Dan Ralph of the CP. The league in April "asked the federal government for up to" $150M in financial assistance "in the event of a cancelled 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic." A source said that the new request is "to cover operating costs and player salaries for a shortened 2020 season." The proposal also "includes a letter of support from the CFL Players' Association" (CP, 7/10).