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Claudio the Soup Guy makes something special for Mulcair

Claudio the Soup Guy, who serves food to politicians, journalists and the public near Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

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You know you've arrived in Ottawa when Claudio the Soup Guy designs a special broth in your name. (Watch a video of Claudio and his soup)

Located about a block from Parliament Hill, Claudio Fracassi serves hundreds of bowls of soup each week to bureacrats, politicians and journalists.

He's cooked up a new hybrid recipe for the New Democrat chief. It's called Thomas Mulcair Creamy Onion-Mushroom.

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The soup's a compromise. Mr. Mulcair's staff said his favourite soup was French Onion.

But Claudio thought that didn't sound Canadian enough. So he advised Mr. Mulcair and his staff to dig deeper for a second choice. They suggested cream of mushroom soup and presto, a new hybrid mix was born.

Mr. Mulcair's just the latest in a long line of leaders who've been honoured by the Soup Guy.

Claudio doesn't play party favourites. Everybody from Barack Obama to Stephen Harper to Green Party Leader Elizabeth May gets a special broth.

Mr. Harper's, by the way, is Chili Soup with Chicken.

What's next? Well, there may be a soup for a certain schoolteacher from Quebec if he plays his cards right.

Justin Trudeau is going to seek the Liberal Party Leadership, after all.

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Claudio says he figures he has to start working on a Trudeau soup.

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