Prov­ince ap­pears to back league in fight

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Com­mis­sioner David Branch sent a let­ter to the prov­ince Mon­day to keep the OHL’s play­ers un­der the ti­tle of am­a­teur ath­letes.

The gov­ern­ment re­sponded on Thurs­day with Min­is­ter of Tourism, Cul­ture and Sport Michael Ti­bollo of­fer­ing sup­port. “I want you to know that our gov­ern­ment is be­hind you.”

Com­mis­sioner David Branch has al­ways con­sid­ered OHL play­ers stu­dent-ath­letes.

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