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NB cancels plans to host Francophonie Games

The provincial government has cancelled plans to host the 2021 Francophonie Games.

Premier Blaine Higgs made the announcement this morning.

The original cost of the games was $17 million dollars. The province agreed to fund $10 million, but the cost of the games ballooned to $130 million.

Organizers reduced the cost to $62 million, but that was still too much for the province.

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February 16 2019 , 8:53:00 • Miramichi
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