From NZ Herald, Thursday, 19 January 2017:
TORONTO (AP) ” Canada is getting its own reality show politician.
“Shark Tank” cast member Kevin O’Leary announced Wednesday that he is running for the leadership of Canada’s opposition Conservative Party.
O’Leary is a businessman and television commentator who has drawn comparisons to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. He said the party needs a candidate who can beat Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and bring jobs back to Canada.
“Shark Tank” is an American reality show in which entrepreneurs try to convince a cast of tycoons to invest in their ideas. Mark Burnett, who created “The Apprentice” with Trump, also produced “Shark Tank.”
O’Leary is best known in Canada as a former bombastic judge on CBC’s “Dragons’ Den,” a Canadian equivalent of “Shark Tank.”
“We need a leader that can actually deal with Trump,” O’Leary told CTV television.
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