This beauitful creature is Earl Grey, and he's running to be our great nation's next Prime Minister under the Halifax-based Tuxedo Party.
Earl Grey isn't the first Tuxedo Party candidate, however. His predecessor was Tuxedo Stan, a Halifax mayoral candidate.
Like Stan, Earl Grey has a very simple platform: we need to protect our furry friends.
Whereas Stan stood for animals in need in Halifax, Earl Grey is going national with a demand for Canada to update its animal cruelty laws.
From his platform:
Animals in Canada are currently NOT afforded adequate protection under the law. Due to loopholes, outdated wording (from 1892), and inadequate laws, convictions of animal cruelty are unlikely. Action is needed to change the laws and protect animals; without legal protection they are defenceless against mistreatment.
Of course, he's not going to be on ballots due to this country's archaic laws concerning candidate species, but let's not get bogged down in the details.
Earl Grey is pretty much the perfect candidate. Fist of all he's experienced, having previously run for premier of Nova Scotia.
He's got a clean reputation.
He tackles difficult tasks with gusto and poise.
And even if Justin Trudeau's hair and Tom Mulcair's beard had a baby, Earl Grey would still have prettier hair.
Who indeed, Canada.
But wait — Earl Grey isn't the only feline vying for your votes. A handsome candidate named Humbert is running in a Montreal riding.
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Lauren Strapagiel is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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