Whoever said Canadian politics are boring, well… are right. But in THIS particular instance, there’s a little bit of fun controversy for a trio of prominent Albertan politicians.
You may recall a couple of weeks ago when Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who’s initials make up the acronym NIN, thought it’d be cute to get these t-shirts made up.
While their slogan states “Building Alberta Together”, the t-shirts are a blatant rip off of Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails, — which has very little to do with Albertan Politics, and more to do with Industrial Rock Music. Though they never heard from Mr. Reznor himself, in an interview with CBC, Don Iveson stated that the group “got advice that there were some concerns about the trademark and essentially to cease and desist.” Looks like you won’t be able to find these at any NIN show in the future.