Twas The Night Before Christmas, House Of Commons Style

Last Updated on: 18th December 2018, 03:31 pm

I pay decent attention to the goings on in Parliament, yet somehow I had never seen Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner read his annual Christmas poem. But now I have, and it’s awesome.

With so much division in the world, sometimes it’s nice to be reminded that things don’t suck all the time and that now and then we’re still allowed to make fun of each other without it becoming an international scandal.

I imagine he’d like a do over on the Rob Ford slip of the tongue, though.

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and our last week in this place;
So here’s one final diddy before they walk out the mace.
Let me ask your indulgence and suggest that we pause;
To see what’s in those letters to our dear Santa Clause.
The opposition leader asked Santa for a fresh ride;
A new Ford family wagon, he’d drive it with pride.
But to get something so bloated, the chances are slim;
And from early indications, it seems Ford is driving him.
Gift-wrapped surprises are Scheer delights;
Like when Rob Ford said “Au Revoir” to Francophone rights.
He’ll ask Santa for groceries, is everyone’s hunch;
Because the member from Beauce has been out eating his lunch.
The NDP letter provides a bit of a twist;
A victory in Burnaby is not on their list!
And in Quebec when Bloc support has gone right through the floor;
They’re just beggin’ ol’ Santa to be relevant once more.
What’s in the PM’s letter, you need not ask twice;
Peace, hope, and justice — and a pipeline would be nice.
And my ask for Santa doesn’t have to be seen;
It’s four more years of good government, starting 2019!

Thank you for transcribing this, Huffington Post. Saves me the trouble of making Carin do it.

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