A P.E.I. man has created a T-shirt inspired by recent employment insurance sketches on the comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Lloyd Kerry is selling black T-shirts with "PEI EI PIs" and "No-No-No-Yes-No" in white letters.
Kerry got the idea after seeing friends sharing the first of two sketches on Facebook, both of which depict an EI investigator making house calls to P.E.I. claimants.
The "No-No-No-Yes-No" phrase refers to the questions EI claimants must answer monthly to receive their benefits.
"I'd love to see, like, 200 or 300 people in these shirts walk into question period on Parliament Hill and just show the MPs what they think of it," said Kerry.
"You know, P.E.I. is a seasonal economy and there's no getting around that. Islanders want to work full time but if the jobs aren't there, they're not there. Our government spends most of its energy thwarting the seasonal industries — tourism, agriculture and fisheries. Until that changes, that's what the jobs are going to be."
The show not only approved of Kerry's idea, they even ordered some for studio volunteers to wear during the taping of the season finale.
This Hour's star Shaun Majumder, who plays the investigator in the sketches, met Kerry at the season finale and told him he might order some shirts.