The National reports that Svend Robinson - one of the few NDP MP - snapped over "stress and emotional pain" and swiped a ring at a public auction last Friday. Svend continued "The reasons for this are intensely personal and I'm not prepared to discuss them."

You might have heard of Svend as he was Canada's first openly gay MP and in April/2002 he announced plans to go and meet Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and "demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people." which caused quite a stir causing him to be stripped of his Mideast responsibilities.