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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:23 PM

Ottawa mayor tells Raptors to 'forget the White House' and visit Trudeau instead after victory

https://thehill.com/policy/international/448738-ottawa-mayor-tells-raptors-to-forget-the-white-house-and-visit-trudeau

Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa, Canada, urged the Toronto Raptors to visit the Canadian Parliament instead of the White House after the team won the NBA Finals this week.

Watson called on Prime Minister Trudeau to invite the team to the country’s Parliament in an online post on Friday.

“Forget the White House for a victory lap. Come to Ottawa and Parliament Hill so Canada can congratulate you,” Watson wrote.




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Reply Ottawa mayor tells Raptors to 'forget the White House' and visit Trudeau instead after victory (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Jun 15 OP
Rhiannon12866 Jun 15 #1
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 16 #15
Rhiannon12866 Jun 17 #18
Blue Owl Jun 15 #2
Aristus Jun 15 #3
Lucky Luciano Jun 15 #5
Blue_true Jun 15 #6
luvtheGWN Jun 15 #7
Blue_true Jun 15 #8
JonLP24 Jun 16 #13
luvtheGWN Jun 16 #16
Different Drummer Jun 15 #9
zaj Jun 15 #4
Gothmog Jun 15 #10
Hermit-The-Prog Jun 16 #12
luvtheGWN Jun 16 #17
NotASurfer Jun 16 #11
Cha Jun 16 #14

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:50 PM

1. I'd imagine the food would be better too...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:34 AM

15. Poutine and Molson

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:44 AM

18. Anything that our Canadian neighbors serve has to be better than cold Big Macs..

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 07:00 PM

2. They might as well visit a White Castle instead

n/t

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 07:05 PM

3. Why would a Canadian sports team visit the White House?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:43 PM

5. True, but the players are mostly Americans (I'm assuming - correct me if I'm wrong)

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:48 PM

6. One player is from an African country, but the rest are US citizens.

But even with that, the team is Canadian and those players listen to the Canadian national anthem at every home game, so all the celebration should be Canadian.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:52 PM

7. One player from Cameroon (Siakam),

one from Congo (Ibaka), one from Spain (Gasol), one from Canada (Boucher), the Raptors President from Nigeria (Ujiri), the owners all Canadian, and the rest from the U.S.
An international team, one could say! Oh and they listen to O Canada at every game they play, not just at home.

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:07 PM

8. Thanks for the education.

I knew about Pascal and the GM, either ignored the others or didn't pay attention to start.

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:37 AM

13. OG Anunoby was born in England

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:01 AM

16. Thanks! I forgot about O.G.!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:54 PM

9. My thought exactly. n/t

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:30 PM

4. That's not even an insult.

It's just what should happen

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:57 PM

10. Do not go to the White House for crappy fast food

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:31 AM

12. it amazes me that they would even consider it!

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:06 AM

17. I'm doubtful the Raptors will even be invited to the White House.

Remember last year IQ45 disinvited the Warriors AFTER they turned down the invitation. He can't risk that happening again with another NBA team and his excuse this time will be that the Raptors are a "foreign" team.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:39 AM

11. quelle bonne idee

If only other leagues with a team in Canada would follow suit...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:25 AM

14. Brilliant-Retweeted! Why should they

be subjected to the Idiot who starts fights with Canada because his Russian master told him to?!

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