“On behalf of Canadians, I would like to congratulate the BC Lions on their excellent season and unwavering drive and determination which culminated in their victory at this year’s Grey Cup in Vancouver.
“I would also like to congratulate the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on their significant achievement of winning the East Division Final and reaching the championship.
“Thanks as well to both teams for providing fans in the stands as well as viewers across the country – including myself and my family – with exciting moments in sports.
“The Grey Cup has been a proud Canadian tradition since 1909 and brings together the Canadian Football League’s two best teams as they fight for the ultimate prize.
“I look forward next year to the 100th Grey Cup game in Toronto – where it was first played.”