Bob Rae once described Pierre Karl Péladeau as a man born on third base who will tell you he hit a triple. Garth Peters is a man born on first – his father was a lawyer, after all – who managed to steal third.
He describes himself as "a business leader with a rags-to-riches track record," but that's not true. Peters started in business as "one of Canada's wealthiest men" after getting his hands on the estate of "one of Canada’s wealthiest men." Five decades later, he's still "one of Canada's wealthiest men." He's stuck on third.
Still, am I right in thinking that Rohmer means us to be impressed by his doppelgänger?