The oil on canvass painting "Emperor Haute Couture" by artist Margaret Sutherland shows the prime minister reclining on a lounger, surrounded by headless people in suits, and a dog at his feet.
Parliamentarians called it "a bit tacky," "pretty close to the line," and "esthetically offensive."
"I don't know if Canadians really needed to see that. I certainly didn't," Nathan Cullen, a member of parliament for the opposition New Democratic Party, told reporters. Liberal MP Scott Brison commented, "I can tell you that this is one case where I think we really do need a conservative cover-up and I guess you could say in this painting, it's quite obvious that the prime minister has very little to hide."
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