Canada’s premier on nude display

2012-05-22 00:00

TORONTO — South Africa is not the only country where a picture of its leader’s genitals is on view.

A current exhibition at the public library in Kingston, Ontario, includes a painting of

Canadian Premier Stephen

Harper reclining nude on a sofa, surrounded by faceless onlookers and with a dog at his feet.

The Canadian Press reported that the office of the premier is not too impressed by Margaret Sutherland’s Emperor Haute Couture.

His spokesperson, Paula Schuck, tweeted: “Everyone knows he’s a cat person.”

MP Scott Brison said: “It’s obvious Harper hasn’t got much to hide.”

The artist said her piece is a comment on common frustrations with the government’s policy directions.

Some Kingston residents have complained that the painting is displayed where children can see it.

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