Mr. Speaker, it would be great to have the Final Four in Canada. However, the NCAA is not really coming to our country, aside from a few exhibition games between colleges and universities that are not even sanctioned, so I would not give that much credibility in the sense that it is a product and a situation that is foreign to us. It would be like us having a sports team over here, an association, demanding something in the U.S. where it does not even play. That is one take on it.
I am glad my hon. colleague was here in the days of Joe Comartin, because he will know the history of this issue.
The NHL still has concerns. However, people can use their app to go to the NHL's website right now and bet on DraftKings.
With respect to the integrity of the game, historically there have been problems with some sporting issues. There is no doubt about that . However, those problems were reined in by the development of the association. Most importantly, it has important issues to deal with, such as concussions and accountability.
In the case of the NFL, it is the same issue. After a few games in Toronto, it was dealing with concussions as well, and other issues. However, it has its voice, another product that is not in our country.
Lastly, if the Toronto Blue Jays and major league baseball are okay in Vegas, why are they not okay here?