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Premier: Manitoba taxpayers won't subsidize NHL team

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger

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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.

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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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