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Friday, January 13, 2006

You Can't Pick Your Relatives

From The (Toronto, Ont.) Globe and Mail:

EVOLVED? Stephen Harper and Ricky of Trailer Park Boys are distant cousins

By JANE TABER

Friday, January 13, 2006 Page A1

With a report from Gloria Galloway

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and Robb Wells, better known to Canadians as Ricky on Trailer Park Boys, are cousins.

We are not making this up.

These two men are descendents of the same great-great-great-great-great grandfather, George Dobson.

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For those Canadians who may not know, Mr. Robb is the potato chip and pepperoni-stick-consuming character living in his car in Nova Scotia's fictional Sunnyvale trailer park.

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Mr. Harper is the serious-minded, policy-wonkish politician who lives at Stornoway, the official mansion of the opposition leader, but would like to be living soon at 24 Sussex Dr., the Prime Minister's official residence.

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