McGill’s move to explore its option to break up with the Quebec university football conference in favor of playing in Ontario shouldn’t come at a surprise. But if the RSEQ can’t reconcile situation the entire conference will sit at the brink of a collapse.
The executive director of sports and recreation for McGill, Drew Love, said the move is about shifting McGill into a situation where they’d be once again playing against their traditional rivals such as Queens, U of T and Western. But, really this is about money and a fundamental difference between how the french schools (Laval, University of Montreal and Sherbrooke) and the English schools (McGill, Concordia and Bishops) run their football programs.
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This aired for CBC Daybreak Montreal on May 18, 2012