senators’ statements — Toronto Raptors

Congratulations on NBA Championship

June 14, 2019


Honourable senators, I rise today to celebrate and to congratulate our new NBA champion team the Toronto Raptors!


The only people who missed the game last night were the hard-working senators in the Senate Chamber until midnight. Raptors made history. We won, we won, we won! This is the first time in NBA history a non-American team won the championship. It didn’t come easy. After 24 basketball seasons, the Raptors took the NBA title with an up-and-down, back-and-forth Game 6, eventually ending in a 114-110 victory.

That speaks volumes of who we are as a nation. We The North! Canada from coast to coast to coast was turned into Jurassic Park last night. Sport brings us closer together. As a senator from Ontario, I’m extremely proud. Go Raptors go! Thank you.