Chrystia Freeland crashes men-only club, but guy in bathrobe steals the show

Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland crashed the Toronto men-only athletic club that was supposed to host a speech by Finance Minister Joe Oliver ... and there was a man in a bathrobe.

Candidate Chrystia Freeland upstaged by a man in bathrobe

Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland crashed a men-only club where Tory hopeful Joe Oliver was supposed to speak on Wednesday, but it was the guy in the bathrobe who captured the attention of the internet. (The Canadian Press)

Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland crashed the Toronto men-only club that was supposed to host a speech by Finance Minister Joe Oliver on Wednesday afternoon.

Freeland said she was upset that Oliver planned to deliver a economic speech in the private Cambridge Club, which caters to business executives. The lunchtime talk was cancelled just two hours before it was supposed to start after facing criticism on social media.

Though Oliver wasn't there, Freeland and members of the media went anyway. She was greeted in the lobby of the hotel where the club is housed by its manager and an unidentified man in a bathrobe and sneakers, who has since captured the imagination of the internet.

The bathrobe guy caught quite a few people off guard (though apparently it's normal to lounge in a towel at the club).

Just hours after he made his debut, there were already big expectations.

One Canadian Press reporter even suggested the Bathrobe Guy run for public office.

Others weren't as impressed.

And some were just waiting for the memes to begin.

The federal campaign, which is barely three weeks old, has already had its fair share of meme-able moments. First there was Angry Old Tory, then the Middle Kid...

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