The Speed web site is reporting that an announcement is imminent that Montreal is officially, officially, officially back on the Grand Prix circuit for 2010.
But according to the story, Bernie Ecclestone is still up to his old tricks. Apparently, the last and final stumbling block is his insistence that he not pay any federal tax on the moneys he receives to bring an F1 race back to this continent.
Somebody should tell Bernie that everybody in Canada has to pay taxes. You even have to pay taxes in Canada after you’re dead (as anybody who’s ever had to settle an estate knows).
Ottawa had better be really careful about how they handle this, because if it’s true and they go along with this demand and the word gets out, I can just see every other professional sport operating in this country demanding the same ( or nearly the same) treatment.
I say to Ottawa: tell Bernie to buzz off.