Liberal MP slams Tories with a Christmas rhyme

Andy Radia
Politics Reporter
Canada Politics

If this whole 'politics thing' doesn't work out for Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, he may have a career as a poet.

The MP from Nova Scotia, who became a YouTube sensation in March for his rhyming yarn about the Bev Oda affair, stood in the House, Thursday, to share his latest work - 'Twas the week before Christmas (on Parliament Hill).'

Text: (reproduced from Liberal Party of Canada website)

"Twas the week before Christmas and all over the Hill

The humbuggish Tories were imposing their will.

The stockings in Muskoka were stuffed to the brim

But life for First Nations remained woefully grim.

And at the North Pole, Santa's problems abound

There was much work to do but no workers around.

How can we do Christmas with no reindeer or elves?

The sleigh is a wreck, there's no toys on the shelves.

Costs have just spiraled, the elves threaten strike

They won't work this Christmas without a pay hike.

Tory payroll taxes have taken their toll

Now unemployed elves populate the North Pole.

Federal money for deer feed and vets

Has just been reprofiled for big jails and jets.

Heartbroken children would spring from their beds

For the first Christmas ever shut down by the feds.

No presents for Christmas, Tories felt the frustration

So they saddled the elves with back-to-work legislation.

No reindeer or sleigh to fly our roof-topper?

No problem; just send in a Cormorant chopper.

The moral I share: Tories lack rhyme or reason

Nonetheless, all the best for a great Christmas season!"