Federal Minister of International Trade and Canada’s self-anointed philosopher king of corporate globalization. In “The New Politics of Confidence” he posited the greasy argument that globalization will allow the corporate lions to lie peacefully with the lambs–which in his parlance means women, minorities and anyone
under 30 with spikey hair. He was last seen signing free copies of his book in Quebec City behind a ten foot fence and clouds of tear gas.
Outside the fence, his gee whiz techno-doublespeak and affection for hair gel imported from Paris earned him the nickname “Slippery Pete”.