ironic name collisions


SenateWatch: No, the PM didn’t appoint *that* Michel Rivard.

The newly minted senator is not, alas, the beloved Quebecois songwriter behind the cult hit video from the last election, “Culture en peril” –   but another Michel Rivard — former Parti Quebecois (!) MNA circa 1994-1998, who has apparently since been won over by the subtle charms of federalism. (Despite the near impossibility in Googling the non-musical Rivard, it’s safe to say this probably isn’t a case of life imitating that episode of Yes, Prime Minister with the name-colliding Rons Joneses.)