Saturday, March 28, 2009


How not to seem more in touch with the everyday Canadian:
Mimi, the Ignatieffs' four-month-old Burmese kitten. She recently moved into Stornoway after being personally escorted to Ottawa by Liberal MP Keith Martin, who represents the Vancouver Island riding where Mimi's breeder lives. It was an effort but Dr. Martin found a way - WestJet let him take the kitten on board with him - and delivered her to the Opposition Leader's official residence at 1 a.m. last Thursday.

A purebred kitten will cost you between $300 and $500, + vaccinations + spaying.

The Harpers also have cats but of less glamorous breeds - they foster cats through the Ottawa Humane Society's Foster Program.


Independent said...

I noticed that too. Although I wouldn't put him in the "out-of-touch" folder, as there are quite a few people, in much less august positions than the Ignatieffs, who are willing to pay $1000+ for a purebred dog.

There's more than a few things I can fault the PM on, but his stance on stray animals is a big + in my books. The SPCA is full of these animals who need a home.

jajakoom said...

It's actually his wife Laureen who has the fondness for strays. Answers the question as to how she hooked up with him. :-)