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Another new spin on an old political tradition

B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong put a new spin on the well-worn, pre-budget photo-op Monday that usually involves multiple cameras and one new pair of shoes.
Finance Minister Mike de Jong's ice skates are a bit of a new take on an old tradition 2:05

B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong put a new spin on a well-worn yearly media photo-op on Monday.

It’s traditional for finance ministers in Canada to buy new shoes on the day before they announce the annual budget.

As the CBC’s Bob Nixon reports, there have been many variations on the theme over the years, but de Jong put them all on ice.