Vancouver city council motion calls for mayor to urge for “speedy end” to NHL labour dispute

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Vision Vancouver councillorGeoff Meggs is set to introduce a motion next week asking the mayor to write to the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association, urging a “speedy end” to their labour dispute.

The councillor’s motion also proposes that city council endorse the City of Ottawa’s appeal to other cities with NHL teams to join in calling for a fast resolution to the lockout.

“The Canucks generate revenues in excess of $100 million annually, as well as spinoff benefits of a similar magnitude for the local economy,” the motion from Meggs reads.

“The loss of the entire season by one of Vancouver’s leading professional sports teams would have a ripple effect on thousands of city residents, from employees of the Canucks, to food vendors and security and cleaning staff at Rogers Arena, as well as local sports bars, restaurants, hotels, with a total economic loss of tens of millions of dollars.”

NHL players have been locked out since mid-September.

Council will consider Meggs's motion at its next meeting on December 11.

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prenup
This might be the dumbest thing I have ever read.
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Way to go
Very awesome priorities here. Homeless? Whatever. Taxes? Nah! HOCKEY, DUDES.
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Andrew
Meggs and his Vision colleagues will stop a motion to have City Council write to the province to request a separate Environmental Assessment for the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion (a motion put forward by Green Party Councillor Carr this summer and actually of use). Yet he'll try for a hockey motion that is an absolute waste of council's time. It's a good thing that Heyman got the nod to run in Vancouver-Fairview.
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how low can you go
Geoff, there are better ways of getting attention. How about riding transit once in a while instead of taking cabs everywhere?

You might realize how fucked up your support for a tunnel in 10 years to UBC is when we needed something 10 years ago.
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Chantal
Why bother? Didn't the Aquilinis give Vision Vancouver a $5000 campaign donation back in 2011? Maybe that has something to do with it...
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miguel
Other hockey leagues are now getting some attention. let the bloated NHL die in peace.
Miguel
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bowser
Jeez, no wonder this city is falling to pieces. What a tremendous waste of time. Betteman could care less what these losers think.
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Really??
oh brother..ITS just HOCKEY..who cares.
its not like its Important..give your heads a shake. so many more things to be concerned about then a stupid game.
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