Mr. Speaker, Ottawa’s Redblacks are this year’s CFL champions, bringing home their first—yes, that’s right—and I know we are all Ottawa Redblacks’ fans here in this Ottawa Chamber.

    This ends a 40-year drought.

    As a young team of only thee seasons old, the team clearly was the underdog. Despite, their youthfulness, they made the Grey Cup twice already and this time, thanks to the incredible leadership of Henry Burris, his teammates, and the coaching and support staff, they took it all the way, winning 39 to 33.

     I look forward to the champions hosting the next Grey Cup on home turf, where I know all members of the House of Commons will go to celebrate this great national treasure and to cheer them on so that they can win their second Grey Cup in a row.