Clark Kent shows up for House duty as Trudeau shows off latest Halloween costume
Trudeau continues his tradition of dressing up for Halloween with DC Comics inspired costume
It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's Justin Trudeau.
The prime minister is disguised as Clark Kent as his Halloween alter ego for 2017.
On his way to question period today, Trudeau descended the stairs sporting slicked-down hair and a blue suit with a bright red tie, surprising the assembled staff and journalists who were waiting for him.
As he got to the bottom of the stairs, he opened his shirt to expose the Superman costume hidden underneath, quipping in both official languages that it was a big shock to see the prime minister dressed as a journalist, but "you know, gotta do it."
Trudeau has a history of having fun with Halloween, choosing Han Solo of "Star Wars" fame for his first year in office.
Last year he went as a pilot from the French children's book "Le Petit Prince," while his son, Hadrien, went as the title character.
Trudeau wasn't the only MP in the House getting into the Halloween spirit.
Liberal backbencher Robert-Falcon Ouellette sported a blood-spattered white suit during question period, a costume he described as a "Bloody Harry" outfit.
Some other MPs also dressed up for Halloween with Liberal MPs Ken McDonald, Avalon, and Brian May, Cambridge, stepping into the shoes of the Muppets' Statler and Waldorf.
Statler and Waldorf are sitting in for myself and <a href="https://twitter.com/_BryanMay?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@_BryanMay</a> today in the house. Chances are, they’ll have something to say <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyHalloween?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HappyHalloween</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ppdnp1H3ql">pic.twitter.com/Ppdnp1H3ql</a>—@avalonMPKen
Mark Holland, the Liberal MP for Ajax, channelled Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy from the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Happy Halloween!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Newsteamassemble?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Newsteamassemble</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanDiego?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SanDiego</a> <a href="https://t.co/tHQHjLBhEI">pic.twitter.com/tHQHjLBhEI</a>—@markhollandlib
The NDP's Irene Mathyssen, the MP for London-Fanshawe, dressed up as a witch and used the occasion to tout the advent of birth control.
In Middle Ages women who used/promoted birth control were accused of witchcraft & burnt at the stake <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThanksToTheWitches?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThanksToTheWitches</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MakeItFreeFor150?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MakeItFreeFor150</a> <a href="https://t.co/qNSXbR73nX">pic.twitter.com/qNSXbR73nX</a>—@irenemathyssen