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In Movember challenge, ‘Magnum PEI’ has more ‘stache but less cash

Combination photo of PEI Premier Robert Ghiz (left) and Sask. Premier Brad Wall. The men are participating in a friendly Movember competition.

Office of the Premier of PEI and Paul Taillon/Handout images

Robert Ghiz is calling himself Magnum PEI. His description may be more wishful than accurate as the Prince Edward Island premier battles his buddy, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, for bragging rights in this Movember competition.

Although Preimier Ghiz's moustache may be slightly better than his western colleague, he is certainly behind in the donation department. So far, Mr. Wall has raised $5,941 for prostate cancer and other men's health issues; Mr. Ghiz is at $3,321.

"It's not the most flattering thing on me," Mr. Ghiz admits. But being able to poke fun at himself and raise money for a good cause is what this event is about.

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Later this week, the premiers meet in Halifax for the Council of the Federation meeting on the economy. The two will be able to compare their moustache growth along with how their provincial economies are doing.

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Jane Taber is a reporter at Queen’s Park. After spending three years reporting from the Atlantic, she has returned to Ontario and back to writing about her passion, politics. She spent 25 years covering Parliament Hill for the Ottawa Citizen, the National Post and the Globe and Mail. More

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