Politicians have been known to kiss some babies for votes. And, they’ll pose with just about anyone in pictures. But Jim Prentice, a former federal cabinet minister in Canada, who is now running to become leader of the governing party in Alberta, recently took the barbecue circuit to the next level. He hammed it up with a bear at the Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail. (The critters kept at this central Alberta facility have appeared in movies, on television and in commercials. They may well be more famous than the politicians.)
Was able to get a #selfie at @DiscoveryWild in #Innisfail. pic.twitter.com/4dT7pFz0ih
— Jim Prentice (@JimPrentice) June 5, 2014
Having some fun with @JimPrentice and our new furry friend @discoverywild; bear already had a #pcaa membership #pcldr pic.twitter.com/BFc8ZUdU3V — Billy Anderson (@wr_anderson) June 5, 2014
Another local politician also got in on the act.
Thanks for coming to Innisfail tonight @RichardStarke really appreciate your presence at the @PCInnisSylvan AGM pic.twitter.com/L0nn0ijkHb — Shane Bos (@Bosman71) June 5, 2014