'MacHarper' duels 'MacDuffy': Ches Crosbie rehearses the Shakespeare skit that may have cost him his candidacy
On Canada Day, John Crosbie told As It Happens he was 'astonished & insulted' that Conservative Party brass rejected his son as a candidate in Avalon, Newfoundland. The former P-C cabinet minister and lieutenant-governor of the province, thought the party was not happy with his son's attempt at being a thespian.
Let us explain.
Back in April, Ches Crosbie and other lawyers tackled Shakespeare in a fundraiser at the Bella Vista club in St. John's. In one scene, Ches Crosbie plays MacHarper duelling MacDuffy. It included a jibe at Stephen Harper's former chief of staff - Nigel Wright.
Well, as luck would have it, actor Paul Wilson and Ches rehearsed that very scene. And CBC's St. John's Morning show aired a clip. We've got the tape...take a listen.