Philippe Deane Gigantes (holder of the world record for the longest filibuster) is a Senator from Quebec who has a habit of grating against the (Tory) government. The following is a short speech he made in the Senate on Wed., 12 Feb. 1992. Hon. Senator Gigantes: Honourable senators, I would like to take this occasion to speak about an obvious case of shortsightedness and improvidence in the financial field by the Tories. We used to have cheese served in the Senate Reading Room. They have stopped that now. I used to eat some of that cheese. Any of the distinguished physicians who serve in this house will tell you that a man my age who eats animal fats is likely to die sooner. Senator Doody: Bring back the cheese! Senator Gigantes: Exactly. Therefore, the savings for the government on the pension they would not have to pay for those years that I would lose by dieing earlier through eating cheese will not be made. That saving would certainly be superior to the cost of the cheese. This is another example of Tory shortsightedness.
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