Canadian lawmaker leaves parliament during a vote because of tight underwear

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OTTAWA, Canada - Some politicians are known to be tightwads, but a Canadian lawmaker is telling the world just how "tight" he is.

During an important anti-terrorism bill in the Canadian Parliament, Winnipeg representative Pat Martin admitted to members of the chamber the reason why he left his seat during a heated debate, was that he basically "buckled under the pressure" of his underpants.

He blamed a sale of men's underwear at half price as the cause for him to buy briefs clearly too small for him. Mr. Martin eventually got over his discomfort and returned to the chamber in order to place his vote.

The speaker ruled Martin's vote stood, even though it's usually a big no-no to leave your seat while voting was underway. So, even tight briefs couldn't stop the Canadian government from working. Maybe they're just used to this kind of difficulty up there. Canada is extremely cold this time of year and we bet a lot of things end up shrinking!

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