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Premiers put Grey Cup pride on the line

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VANCOUVER -- Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and his B.C. counterpart Christy Clark have made their customary Grey Cup bets.

If the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat the B.C. Lions on Sunday, the B.C. legislature will be lit up in blue and gold and Clark will donate to a charity of Selinger's choice, the premier's office said today.

Premier Greg Selinger and B.C. Premier Christy Clark, shown at a premiers conference in Yellowknife in June, have bet on the outcome of the Grey Cup game on Sunday.

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Premier Greg Selinger and B.C. Premier Christy Clark, shown at a premiers conference in Yellowknife in June, have bet on the outcome of the Grey Cup game on Sunday.

If the Lions win, the Manitoba legislature will be lit up in orange and Selinger will donate to a charity of Clark's choice.

The premiers also bet B.C. salmon and wine for Manitoba bison and beer.

Earlier this week, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson agreed the loser would donate to a charity of the other's choice and don the jersey of the opposing team.

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