Ever on the cutting edge of Canadian federal politics, the Propagandist dispatched intrepid cub reporter Lyle Neff to Stornoway recently to interview an important new figure on the parliamentary scene: NDP leader Thomas Mulcair's celebrated facial hair.
THE PROPAGANDIST. So, Thomas Mulcair’s beard. You’ve recently experienced a burst of new growth.
THOMAS MULCAIR’S BEARD. Why yes, thanks. It was a tough leadership contest. Very hairy for a while there.
THE PROP. Not to mention your party’s spurt in Quebec at the last election.
THOS. MULCAIR’S BEARD (visibly bristling). You sure you want to use that language?
THE PROP. No need to be prickly, sir. We just want to know why people feel so warm and fuzzy about you.
TCB. Well. It all started with my idea to trim the policy committ--
THE PROP. Wait. Sorry to interrupt, Thomas Mulcair’s beard. My editor insists on speaking to-- Jon? What can it be? Wait. Calm down! You say -- (lengthy pause)
TCB. Oh, this is intoler--
THE PROP (laughs). Horrible! Close shave indeed! Thanks Jon, I’ll ask him now. (audibly tents fingers) So... Thomas Mulcair’s beard. Seems there’s a whisker of suspicion about your campaign tactics. Something about... free moustache waxings in...More >>