A Cat ‘Earl Gray’ Operating For Prime Minister’s Workplace in Canada 2015 Elections
A brand new candidate is sticking his whiskers into the political ring, with the hope of changing into Canada’s subsequent prime minister.
Earl Gray, the chief of the Tuxedo Social gathering of Canada, is a cat, however that’s not stopping him from operating for workplace.
In case you’ve by no means heard of him, you could have heard of his equally politically bold relative — the late Tuxedo Stan, who ran for mayor of Halifax in 2012.
“Earl is Tuxedo Stan’s brother so we felt, like the Kennedys, we’d pass the reins of power on down to his brother,” marketing campaign supervisor Hugh Chisholm instructed CTV Atlantic.
Stan handed away within the fall of 2013, days earlier than the provincial election. Earl stepped in, main an unsuccessful marketing campaign for premier of Nova Scotia.
Now, he’s again within the highlight, hoping to change into the nation’s subsequent prime minister.
Earl has his personal election indicators, bumper stickers, marketing campaign buttons and even T-shirts – something to claw away votes.
We’re hoping to have election indicators obtainable in all provinces, hopefully even territories,” Chisholm stated. “So this is truly going to be a national campaign.”
However don’t count on to see Earl pawing alongside the marketing campaign path anytime quickly – the furry feline doesn’t actually wish to journey.
So, if he wins, how will he recover from to Parliament?
Chisholm, a retired veterinarian, says there’s a easy resolution: “Parliament will have to come to him.”
“it’s a huge problem and unfortunately there’s no government agency that’s looking after it,” Chisholm stated.
Chisholm says animal cruelty legal guidelines in Canada are “very archaic, there’s a lot of cruelty that goes on in this country that people basically walk away from.”
All the cash raised from the sale of Earl’s marketing campaign merchandise will assist spay and neuter feral cats round Halifax.
With recordsdata from CTV Atlantic’s Matt Woodman.