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Robert-Falcon Ouellette’s beaded suit jacket quits in wake of controversial statements

A beaded suit jacket regularly worn by Robert-Falcon Ouellette has quit in the wake of statements made by the Liberal MP on Monday.

Ouellette was speaking to the Winnipeg Free Press when he expressed sympathy for Gerald Stanley, acquitted in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, 22. Ouellette also said he felt sorry for farmers in Saskatchewan who “have the feeling that their property is not respected and people come onto their farms and steal their stuff.”

“That was the final straw,” said the black suit jacket, whose lapel is covered in floral beadwork. “I can’t prop this guy up any longer.”

The beaded suit jacket told reporters that it was going to meet with numerous Indigenous-themed scarves owned by Indigenous-Crown Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and didn’t rule out a mass exodus.