Dalton McGuinty hams it up

Dalton McGuinty hams it up

Riot police look on as Tamil protestors demonstrate at Queen's Park (Photos by Karon Liu) 

The provincial government hosted a photo-op luncheon at Queen’s Park this afternoon, complete with Dalton McGuinty robotically slinging the province’s pork products. “They’re nutritious and delicious!” he said, attempting to calm anxieties over swine flu transmission via meat. Anxiety of a different kind, however, was running high on the legislative lawn, where pro-Tamil protests and hunger strikes continued.

The Premier served surprisingly palatable pulled-pork sandwiches (moist and tender, with enough sauce to give it a kick) and snacked on one himself, making sure that every bite was picture-perfect before he promptly took off the apron and left the room—all within two minutes.

Other Babe-licious treats included pigs-in-a-blanket and pork skewers that resembled mini-souvlaki. Even though the animal du jour was the pig, with everything that was going on outside, the elephant in the room was impossible to ignore.