Did You Know: When the CFL & Politics Collide!


Did you know….?

The CFL and politics across Canada have had a few crossovers over the years.  Here are some that you maybe didn’t know about!

Gene Makowsky – Offensive Lineman

Saskatchewan Roughrider 1995-2011 (2007 Grey Cup Champion)

Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2004 + 2005

Elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 2011.  Represents the Saskatchewan Party in the constituency of Regina Dewdney



Sandy Annunziata – Offensive Guard

Edmonton Eskimos 1995-1996, 2005 (Grey Cup Champion 2005)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1997-1999

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2000

Toronto Argonauts 2000-2004

City Councillor Fort Erie – 2006

Colour Analyst for Argos broadcasts on TSN1050



Bob Bratina

Play-by-play voice for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats & Toronto Argonauts for 20 seasons!

Member of the Football Reporters of Canada Hall of Fame

Mayor of Hamilton 2010-2014

Liberal candidate for Hamilton East – Stoney Creek riding.



David Braley

Owner: BC Lions & Toronto Argonauts

Previous owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 2012 inductee to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Canadian Senator from 2010-2013

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John Tory

Commissioner of the CFL from 1996-2000

Current Mayor of Toronto

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