Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe has a way with women - at least when he comes to Toronto.
Duceppe, here today to attack Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, sat at lunch with Margaret Atwood and had the world-famous writer swooning.
Atwood, who blasted Harper for cutting $45 million from the arts, said if she lived in la belle province she would be voting for the Bloc.
Noting the arts contribute $86 billion to Canada's economy and employ 1.1 million people, she urged people outside Quebec to vote strategically to defeat Tories.
|Comedian Geri Hall of 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes' dances with Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe after ambushing him to film an improvised segment for the show.|
"I'm here because M. Duceppe understands the contribution that culture makes to our economy," said the Annex-dwelling Atwood.
"If Mr. Harper doesn't understand $86 billion and 1.1 million jobs, what else does he not understand?" she said.
Duceppe also had an effect on Geri Hall, who plays the "single female voter" on CBC TV's This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Hall crashed the BQ boss's scrum and he didn't miss a beat, asking the comely faux-reporter to dance.
"You're a 'chef', does that mean you cook?" she asked him.
"Yes, I cook, what do you like to eat," the suave separatist chef du parti said suggestively.
"What I don't like is scorched nation in a separatist reduction. I'm just teasing you," she said. "I wish sometimes I could give you my ballot, but I kind of know that I'd wake up the next day and there'd be an awkward note on my pillow saying 'sorry, I've got to go be my own nation now.'"