Cochrane plans to invest in Halifax CFL bid
Manitoba-born singer has been long-time friend of member of group looking to start team
Halifax—singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane has been lined up as a potential investor in the newly named Atlantic Schooners, the group trying to land a CFL franchise for Halifax said Wednesday.
A short statement from the ownership group said the Manitoba-born Cochrane, a multiple Juno Award winner, has been a long-time friend of Bruce Bowser, one of the group’s founding partners.
“Tom Cochrane, world-renowned musician and CFL fan, has confirmed his intention to invest in the Atlantic Schooners franchise,” the group said.
The statement followed an earlier tweet by CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie.
A photo shows Ambrosie with his arms around Cochrane and Bowser with the caption: “With TWO members of the Atlantic Schooners ownership group.”
However, attempts to reach Ambrosie for comment were rebuffed by the league office on Wednesday.
“The commissioner won’t comment on this matter,” a league spokesperson said.
Although the CFL is yet to grant a conditional franchise to the ownership group, the drive to land a team cleared a major hurdle in October after Halifax Regional Council directed city staff to do a business case analysis of the group’s stadium proposal.
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The group trying to land a CFL franchise in Halifax announced musician Tom Cochrane will be an investor in the club.