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Trailbreaker debate: Should Yellowknife host the 2023 Canada Winter Games?

Yellowknife city council will make its final decision Monday on whether or not to bid to host the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Yellowknife — but before the official vote happens, The Trailbreaker gave the 'yes' and 'no' sides a chance to debate head to head.

City council to vote Monday on potential bid

Team Northwest Territories arrives for the closing ceremony at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. Roughly two out of three people don't think Yellowknife should host the 2023 games, according to the results of a city survey. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Yellowknife city council will make its final decision Monday on whether or not to bid to host the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Yellowknife — but before the official vote happens, The Trailbreaker is giving the 'yes' and 'no' sides a chance to debate the issue head to head. 

Host Loren McGinnis welcomed Mike Bradshaw, executive director of the N.W.T. Chamber of Commerce, and Ryan Fequet, vice-president of Sport North, who debated the merits and drawbacks of the 2023 Games live on CBC Radio One.

After the radio debate, the discussion moved online, in a live chat. 

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