Size matters, at least when it comes to Ontario politicians and their Christmas trees.
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak went on a search after a two-metre-tall balsam fir that was outside his office Monday was replaced with one about half that size.
“We had a beautiful tree, but all of a sudden it had mysteriously walked away,” Hudak said Tuesday as his staff handed out stickers with the banner “free Tim’s tree” above a picture of a colourfully lit tree.
“It was replaced with one that looks a bit more like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree.”
Turns out Speaker Steve Peters felt the tree for his office wasn’t large enough, so he sent staff out to get a bigger one, which they found outside Hudak’s third floor office.
“The Speaker’s apartment tree wasn’t quite large enough and the closest tree that was located was found on the third floor,” said a stone-faced Peters, tongue firmly in cheek.
“It was brought to my attention that that was the tree that belonged to one of the honourable members, and I sincerely apologize for that happening.”
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I always liked the Charlie Brown Christmas tree it embodies the true spirit and character of Christmas.