Canada's Opposition Leaders Asks: 'Is The Money In The Banana Stand?'

It's not often you hear references to Arrested Development by stuffy politicians but that's what happened a couple of days ago when Thomas Mulcair of the NDP asked about a large amount of money the ruling Conservatives couldn't account for. And for those of you teaching yourself French, it's 'L'argent est-il dans le kiosque à bananes?'

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An Arrested Development reference in the House of Commons?

I’m afraid I just blue myself.

NDP leader Tom Mulcair was wondering where $3.1 billion in unaccounted anti-terrorism spending went when he uttered this gem:

“So the question is, is the money just in the wrong filing cabinet, is it hidden in the minister’s gazebo, is the money in the banana stand?”

Judging by the subsequent giggles, we can assume there’s more Arrested Development fans in the house. Or just people who think “banana stand” sounds funny.


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