Speaking of props

Susan Delacourt considers the life of a government MP.

Every time I see one of those photos, I  feel sorry for the member of Parliament in the picture. When they’re in Ottawa, they’re given lines to recite, like children. When they’re back in their ridings, they have to pose like circus artists for the cameras. I’m continually amazed that anyone wants that job.

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