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Rodger Cuzner pokes fun at opposition leadership races in annual Christmas rhyme

Cape Breton MP Rodger Cuzner set his sights on the NDP and Conservative leadership races in his annual Christmas rhyme in the House of Commons.

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MP Rodger Cuzner delights his fellow members of the House of Commons with his annual Christmas tradition. 1:51

Cape Breton–Canso MP Rodger Cuzner set his sights on the NDP and Conservative leadership races in his annual Christmas rhyme in the House of Commons.

Here is the full text as supplied by Cuzner's office:

'Twas the week before Christmas and one thing's for certain;

Both Opposition parties were definitely hurtin'.

In their letter to Santa, they each had one ask;

To find a new leader, who was up to the task.

The orange leader looked beaten, a force that was spent;

When all he could muster was 47%.

The Dippers are nervous, cuz they tried and they tried;

They posted the job, but no one applied.

They may turn to the internet, to help fill their wish;

And place a help-wanted ad, on "Plenty of Fish."

The Tories have 14, with credentials to tout;

And their values-based screening knocked none of them out.

They've gone coast to coast, speaking right from the stump;

It's evolved to a game of out-Donalding Trump.

The word on the street, without Peter MacKay,

They hope the interim leader chooses to stay.

With their win down south, the far right has a theory;

The heck with them all, draft Kevin O'Leary.

To all candidates I offer, Christmas love, peace and joy;

But when it comes to the next election, I'll still bet on our boy.