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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press)
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press)

Premier: Manitoba taxpayers won't subsidize NHL team Add to ...

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says taxpayers won't subsidize an NHL team in Winnipeg.

Selinger says the province has no interest in supporting the operations of a professional hockey team.

He says the province also doesn't have anything to do with the negotiations between True North Sports and Entertainment Ltd. and the Atlanta Thrashers.

But Selinger says the province will do what it can to help make the city a desirable place to relocate the Thrashers.

He says the province could help with any renovations that might need to be done to the MTS Centre to support a team.

Previous reports have indicated True North is negotiating with the Thrashers' ownership group to purchase the team and move it to Winnipeg.

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