Unfortunately for the buffoon, as Chris Rands reminds us, Stephen Harper was born and raised in Toronto. In fact according to William Johnson in his biography of the man, he was an "elite" from an upscale WASP neighbourhood. His father was an executive at Imperial Oil. Doesn't get much more "elite" than that.
Yet this is not stopping the Reformers from sending out fundraising letters to incite their base, with the tired old "coalition" nonsense.
John Baird is blaming “Toronto elites” for pressuring rural opposition MPs into switching their vote to save the long-gun registry. This, as Conservative Party strategists issued a memo to their supporters darkly suggesting the Liberal-NDP coalition is alive and well and fighting hard to save the controversial program. As next Wednesday’s vote approaches, the rhetoric over the future of the long-gun registry is escalating. The Harper Tories are trying hard to paint this as a fight between rural and urban Canadians."Michael Ignatieff's Coalition"? The coalition was Stephane Dion and Jack Layton in 2008 and Ignatieff was the one who pulled the plug on it.
Under the headline, “Michael Ignatieff’s Coalition is working hard to save the registry,” the memo says: “On September 22, MPs from all three parties will have a choice. Will they stand with their constituents – the law-abiding farmers and hunters unfairly targeted by the registry? “Or will they follow Michael Ignatieff and his Coalition partners who are determined to maintain the registry regardless of the cost and effectiveness?”
In 2004 the Coalition was Stephen Harper, Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe. In 2000 the intended coalition was Stockwell Day and Gilles Duceppe.
These guys must really be getting desperate.