PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA - Tony Clement has been vocal this week in support of Christmas.
Santa Claus, who here bears a striking resemblance to Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement, waves to the children during Sunday's Christmas Parade in Hekkla.
Photo by Roland Cilliers
Our MP stood up for the holiday season in the House on Monday. In response to a question by a fellow Conservative member, Clement, sporting another in a series of holiday ties, came out in favour of the season.
“Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform the House that it is in fact the festive holiday season throughout the land. Whether it is Hanukkah or the advent of Christmas, public sector employees should also be able to decorate and celebrate. Our government has made it clear that the workplace can be a festive zone and we will not be grinched by the forces of political correctness.”
Further to a refusal to be “grinched,” Clement issued this missive to his peers:
“May I say happy Hanukkah and merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.”