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From hair to the house

Matt Howse is shaving his head because he wants the house of assembly to reopen now. And  he's letting his hair grow back until the house opens in the spring.

The Dunderdale government decided not to open the house shortly after it's Oct. 11 re-election.

Howse, a folklore grad student, is fed up with politicians not debating the issues of the day so he's  been sitting in his lawn chair and holding a sign on the Confederation Building's front lawn. Now he's decided to go one step further

Howse, 27, allowed the CBC's Adam Walsh to start shaving Howse's head during Tuesday's St.John's Morning Show. A professional barber later finished the job.

From hair to the house: The Video

Here are photos of Howse's experience. We'll check in with him over the next few months.