A man on his way home from work in downtown Ottawa came to a dead halt in traffic.
"Wow, this traffic seems worse than usual, he muttered to himself. Nothing's even moving."
He notices a police officer walking back and forth between the lines of cars so he rolls down his window to ask him what's up:
"Excuse me, Officer, what's the hold up?"
The Officer replies:
"The Prime Minister is so depressed about the corruption scandals that he stopped his limo inthe middle of the highway and he's threatening to douse himself in gasoline and set himself on fire.
He says the country hates him and he can't quit because he hasn't a big enough pension to retire.
I'm walking around taking up a collection for him."
"Oh, really? How much have you collected so far?"
"About a hundred litres, 6 lighters and 23 match books but I've got a lot of folks still siphoning"