Tough guy goes against type in endorsing Green party
Hockey “enforcer” Georges Laraque’s public decision to join the Green party must be worrisome for the NHL and its corporate advertisers from the oil and auto industries. I’m sure they would have preferred he stick to shilling razor blades or shaving cream.
Laraque, in an apparent act of defiance, seems willing to break ranks and create cognitive disso- nance among his more malleable peers who seem content to endorse the latest four-wheel fantasy.
While many professional athletes lend their names to excellent causes such as mental health awareness and animal welfare, it is rare for a famous player to affiliate officially with a controversial topic like environmentalism.
That being said, the Green party may need an enforcer to muscle its way into the House of Commons under the current rules.