IN BRIEF : Canadian Football Team Sale OKd

From Times staff and wire service reports

Local businessman David Braley received unanimous approval from the Canadian Football League's board of governors as the new owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. League chairman Roy McMurtry said the board is "totally enthusiastic" about accepting the sale of the Ticats to Braley from Harold Ballard, despite objections from Hamilton's acting solicitor, Phil Hooker. Hooker said earlier this week that the proposed agreement between the city and Braley contravenes the Ontario Municipal Act, which disallows municipal aid for private companies. But McMurtry, a former attorney general of Ontario, said Friday, "I'm quite satisfied what council is doing is legal." Under the agreement, the city will charge Braley $1 annually to rent Ivor Wynne Stadium and is granting the new owner control of the concession and advertising rights for league games at the stadium.

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