Ontario gives Raptors $500K for All-Star GameThe Ontario government has pitched in $500,000 to help the Toronto Raptors host the 2016 NBA All-Star game. The Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment company, which owns the Raptors, got the grant through the "Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster" program. CTF Ontario director Candice Malcolm says the government has "no shame when it comes to wasting taxpayers' money." The company says it asked for the money because it felt the event qualified for funding under the province's program to boost tourism.
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