Canadian swordsman elected to Parliament

Members of the Canadian Parliament may want to think twice before they tangle with Mathieu Ravignat, the newly-elected member from Western Quebec who is a martial arts specialist and a member of the Ottawa Medieval Sword Guild.

Ravignat, who won for the New Democratic Party, "holds a master's degree in political science and works as a federal government research officer but his passion for martial arts has already won him the title of herald in the Ottawa Medieval Sword Guild, where he's described as a fencer, longbowman and instructor in spear technique."