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Peter MacKay 'Albertastan' Comments Are Now On A T-Shirt

05/08/2015 03:35 EDT | Updated 05/08/2015 03:59 EDT

The mocking of Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay's "Albertastan" comment was fast and furious, and now there's a commemorative t-shirt to immortalize the reference.

Edmonton graphic designer Laura Lynn Johnston is selling shirts with "The People's Republic of Albertastan" emblazoned across the front — and proceeds will go to the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton.

"It was kind of a fun joke that we could get on board with," Johnston told 660News, adding her decision to turn the graphic into a shirt came Wednesday night after a mock-up of the design she tweeted got more than 70 retweets.

"I’m not here to make money," she told the Edmonton Journal. "People in Edmonton have a great sense of humour and it’s a lot of fun."

To order your own shirt, visit her online shop.

MacKay's comments came after the Alberta NDP toppled the governing PC Party's 44 year reign Tuesday evening.

"It was more like a morgue. Someone said it was like — it's Albertastan now," MacKay said of Wednesday's tense PC caucus post-mortem.

His comments spread like wildfire, attracting ire and plenty of sarcasm on Twitter.

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