Dec. 21 – update
“I’ve had so many positive e-mails, calls over the last few days from across the riding, across Canada and around the world,” Scott Brison said Sunday from his home in Cheverie, N.S. “Everybody is saying the same thing: It’s just a Christmas card. It should not create a controversy’.”
The Brisons’ Christmas card has gone out. We didn’t get one [why?!] but we thought some of our readers would like to see it.
We saw the card ’cause Jane Taber wrote a story on it in the Globe and Mail [why?!!]
The Liberal MP says the card has gone out throughout the rural riding. And there have been no negative comments or raised eyebrows. “What could be more rural Nova Scotian than two guys and their dog standing in front of the Minas Basin,” Mr. Brison says. “It’s almost got a Norman Rockwell quality to it. It’s kind of Canadian Gothic.”…
It was sent to about 5,000 friends and constituents. …
The card, which is not posted on Brison’s website we notice, may not have generated comment but Jane Taber’s article did.
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What do we think? Nice dog. And it would be better with snow.
Later: More at the Star.
Since word began to spread about the card, calls have come into Brison’s office to ask for copies. Supporters have told him they shared a link to the post with friends and family in the United States to boast about Canada’s progressive attitude to same-sex marriage.