Cabinet minister plays oboe in symphony orchestra

Jim Carr is Canada’s Federal Minister of Natural Resources.

Last week he went back to his first job, 50 years ago – as an oboist in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Video report here.

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  • NYMike says:

    Wonderful! There’ll never be anyone like him in Trump’s “cabinet.”

  • Kananpoika says:

    I believe Jim Carr, in his earlier days, studied with the legendary Marc Lifschey.

  • Thomasina says:

    So wonderful and very elegant.

  • Petros Linardos says:

    Yes! Finally: a politician who can prove his genuine connection with music and be a role model. He is not the only one – pace Edward Heath, Helmut Schmidt… But there are fewer and fewer of them, especially in this side of the Atlantic.

  • MacroV says:

    Don’t forget, we did have Condoleeza Rice, who is a fairly competent pianist, if not the “coulda had a career” that some like to suggest.

  • Robert Holmén says:

    He plays the oboe but he also wants to go ahead with that tar sands stuff.

  • Sue says:

    I’m musical: I play the stock exchange and the stereo.

  • Wai kit leung says:

    He holds his oboe lower than I hold my clarinet

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