In a move to highlight job losses in Canada’s clothing manufacturing sector, apparel union Unite Here greeted MPs outside their Centreblock entrance to inspect for “Made in Canada” labels. All MPs had been warned about the fashion checkpoint.
Andre Arthur passed the test.
Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, got the OK.
Tory whip Jay Hill gets his made-in-Canada suits from Harry Rosen.
Rona Ambrose had Canadian-made items from Lida Baday and Louben.
Quebec Tory MP Sylvie Boucher passed the “Made in Canada” test with flying colours—including glittery light-purple eyeshadow by Montreal-based Lise Watier.
Bloc MP Christiane Gagnon would not comment on whether Quebec’s better fashion sense was another reason to separate.