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Canada's Throne Speech Included A Cameo From The 'Usher Of The Black Rod' & He Looked FANCY

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Canada's Throne Speech Included A Cameo From The 'Usher Of The Black Rod' & He Looked FANCY

Parliament is officially in session as of Monday, November 22, and Canada's Usher of the Black Rod had a very important part to play in the ceremony.

If you're wondering what exactly it is that Black Rod does (that's the genuine short version of his name, by the way), he's the person at the beginning of the throne speech who ceremoniously leads the Senate Speaker's parade.

On Tuesday, he was wearing a super-fancy black hat that lowkey looked like it belonged to a pirate and was carrying, of course, his black rod.

Over on Twitter, there were some pretty hilarious takes on Black Rod's job, role, and overall performance.

This person gave a rundown of what Black Rod does.

"Offical Canadian political culture is very cool and normal," they joked.

Another had a hard time explaining the whole thing to their non-Canadian partner, which is understandable.

His response of "This isn't a country, it's Disneyland" is also fair.

This person's suggestion is lowkey genius.

"And now for our semi-regular reminder that 'Usher of the Black Rod' would be an awesome name for a metal band," they said.

This hot take from The Beaverton is such a mood.

"Parliament disappointed after door knock is just Usher of the Black Rod instead of Amazon delivery," they tweeted.

And this mental visual is simply too much:

'Til we see you again, Usher of the Black Rod!

It's not the only bizarre tradition that was upheld this week as Justin Trudeau and Erin O'Toole "dragged" Liberal MP Anthony Rota to the speaker's chair. It's one of the zany British customs Canadians have inherited, where the elected speaker gets physically taken to their seat.

"Mister Speaker, congratulations on your re-election! This is a historic moment of change and opportunity for our country, and I know you'll continue to serve Parliamentarians well as you guide us - and the work we do in the House - forward," Trudeau tweeted.

    Sarah Rohoman
    Senior Staff Writer
    Sarah Rohoman is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on Canadian celebrities and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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