But that’s not what he really wanted to talk about. Mr. Angus wanted to introduce three rookie NDP MPs whose backgrounds are in arts and culture: Andrew Cash, a Juno award-winning musician from Toronto-Davenport who has played in a punk band with Mr. Angus; Longueil–Pierre Boucher MP Pierre Nantel, the a former artistic director for Cirque du Soleil Musique; and Tyrone Benskin, the new MP for Jeanne–Le Ber and former ACTRA national vice-president.
Actually, I am expecting the NDP to infuse the role of Official Opposition with the boundless creativity of youth. Or we could get four years of this kind of thing.
Although I must say the notion that a party promoting art as business and getting appalled looks from the Ottawa press corps is more than a little disturbing. Capitalism, Ms. Taber, is about more than assembling widgets and shovelling pig-shit.