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Survey: Most Canadians in favour of Edmonton CFL team changing team name

After Edmonton’s Canadian Football League (CFL) team announced that it would change its team name last month, a majority of Canadians said it was the right choice according to a poll published on Thursday.  A new study from the non-profit »

Society, Sports

Winnipeg tentatively named hub city for possible CFL season

The Canadian Football League announced on Tuesday that the city of Winnipeg has been tentatively chosen to be the league’s hub city for a potential 2020 season pending the approval of public health and safety officials in Manitoba.  The selection »

Society

Manitoba government pledges $2.5 million to host 2020 CFL season

Manitoba has made a $2.5 million bid to host the Canadian Football League’s shortened 2020 season in Winnipeg, according to an announcement from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on Monday.  The bid to host the CFL is part of a larger, »

International, Society, Sports

The controversy of sports team names: Edmonton Eskimos

Team says name was chosen to honour Inuit The issue of potentially offensive names of North American sports teams, primarily those referencing aboriginal groups, has waxed and waned in the past many years. The concern has gained new strength recently »

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Edmonton Eskimos football team to accelerate review process of team name

The Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimo’s are accelerating their ongoing review process for the team’s nickname, according to a statement the team tweeted on Wednesday. “We take this issue seriously as has been demonstrated by the three years we’ve spent »

Sports

Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos respond to new calls to change name

The Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Edmonton Eskimos has responded to the new calls to change its nickname by saying that it will increase its engagement with Inuit communities, according to a tweet from the team on July 3.  The tweet »

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Canadian Football League team drops players after homophobic comments

The Edmonton Eskimos, a team in the Canadian Football League (CFL), dropped one of their players over the weekend due to some homophobobic comments that were made on Twitter. Christion Jones, who used to be wide receiver on the Edmonton »

Society

Toronto Argos are Canadian football champs

The storied “Grey Cup” heads to Toronto It was as exciting a game as could be imagined for a Canadian Football league championship. The Canadian game is generally seen as a more open faster game than the U.S, NFL games »

Society

Get ready get set, for Grey Cup Sunday

It is one of the premier sports events in Canada. It’s rough, and ready as the 105th edition of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Grey Cup football (rugby) match is taking place this weekend to determine the Canadian champions. The »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Anti-Trump anthem protests spread to Canada

(Have your say, comments open at bottom) U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized those players in the National Football League (NFL) for showing disrespect to the national anthem during major events. The original act began with former San Francisco 49ers »