Canadian Parliament Debates Preparations for Zombie Apocalypse

Melissa Knowles

It's Valentine's Day, and what better way to celebrate all the love than talking about the zombie apocalypse, right? Oh? That's not your idea of a lovey-dovey conversation? Apparently the zombie apocalypse is a hot-button issue, though. So contentious, in fact, that it became the topic of debate during a Canadian Parliament meeting on Wednesday.

At Wednesday's House of Commons meeting, Winnipeg Parliament member Pat Martin asked Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird about zombie apocalypse preparations. What followed was a debate that has created YouTube viral gold. Martin asks for the government to put in place measures for dealing with an invasion of zombies. Martin says, "I don't need to tell you, Mr. Speaker, that zombies don't recognize borders. Zombie invasion in the United States could easily turn into a continent-wide pandemic if it's not contained." His proclamation is of course met with laughter and disbelief by other Parliament members.

Martin continues, "On behalf of concerned Canadians everywhere, I want to ask the minister of foreign affairs, is he working with his American counterparts to develop an international zombie strategy so that a zombie invasion does not turn into a zombie apocalypse?" Once Martin concludes, some other members stand and applaud his speech.

The fun continues when Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird stands and responds to Martin. Baird says, "Mr. Speaker, I want to assure this member and all Canadians that I am dead-i-cated to ensuring that this never happens. I want to say categorically to this member and through him to all Canadians that under the leadership of this prime minister, Canada will never become a safe haven for zombies. Ever!"

The video was just uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday, and people can't get enough of it. It's been viewed more than 160,000 times so far. One commenter summed it up: "This is why Canada is awesome."

One thing is for sure: The people of Canada can rest assured that the zombies will not catch the Canadian government off-guard, because there is a plan in place.

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