catt-_mtlc Posted June 9, 2010 Report Share Posted June 9, 2010 Not sure how I feel about this but on one hand its kind of unfair for the team to pay for idiotic behavior from the fans and tax payer dollars are supposed to pay for the police. Taxes are high enough in Quebec that extra police presence during the playoffs should be no problem. On the other hand this might be a preventative measue if the fans know their team will fit the bill if they do anything stupid like riot and loot. "The city of Montreal’s finance committee has set the wheels in motion to start billing the Montreal Canadiens hockey club during 2011 for police measures to control crowds, which proved a particularly costly measure during the city’s recent playoff frenzy.A civic-budget recommendation expected to be adopted Friday would then be presented to city council Monday, and discussed by the city executive committee. It would apply equally to other promoters of public events that charge admission, said Sammy Forcillo, the committee’s chairman. Donald Beauchamp, vice-president of communications for the Habs, declined to comment Tuesday." Habs to be dinged with crowd control bill next year Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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