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CP NewsAlert: CFL, CFL Players' Association reach tentative collective agreement

Hamilton Tiger-Cats offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl shakes hands with local labour union representatives during a Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) demonstrating outside Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. On Sunday afternoon, CFLPA members were locked out of club facilities by team owners in seven of nine cities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

TORONTO — The second strike in CFL history is over.

Two sources told The Canadian Press that the CFL and CFL Players' Association reached a tentative seven-year collective bargaining agreement Wednesday night.

The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity as neither side immediately offered confirmation.

The contract must still be ratified by both the CFL board of governors as well as the CFLPA membership but the expectation is players will report to their teams Thursday and go through an opening-day walkthrough.

More coming.

The Canadian Press