Wednesday, April 13, 2011

This One's Not a Hoax. Harper Looking for People in Ethnic Costume for Rally

There are so many satires out there and I've been burned twice, but this story appears legit.
We, at the Etobicoke Centre riding, are trying to create a photo-op about all the multicultural groups that support Ted Opitz our local Conservative candidate and the Prime Minister. The opportunity is to have up to 20 people in national folklore costumes which represent their ethnic backgrounds. These people will sit in front row behind the PM – great TV photo op.

We are seeking representation from the Arab community. Do you have any cultural groups that would like to participate by having someone at the event in an ethnic costume? We are seeking one or two people from your community. Please let me know by Wednesday afternoon – 5:00 pm at the latest.

I apologize for the short notice.

Thanks again for your help!

Zeljko ‘Zed’ Zidaric

Ted Opitz Campaign Team

His phone number's there. Give him a call and let him know how dispicable you think this is. Or his email address:

I called him and just got his voicemail. I told him how inapproriate I thought the entire thing was. Then I asked if he would like me to show up in a clown suit to prove that Harper had a sense of humour.

Canadians are Canadians. This is ridiculous.


  1. Why is it despicable to show multiculturalism in a political event? Do you honestly believe that if "Canadians are Canadians" that means that people lose their ethnicity and identity of heritage? That seems more like the US melting pot than your mosaic. Maybe you should show up in a clown suit.

  2. Anti Harper Rally

    Doors open at 6:00pm.
    When - April 14th, 2011 6:30 PM
    Location - 655 Dixon Road, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (401 & Martingrove)

  3. What is dispicable madturki is the EXPLOITATION of immigrants. Did you know that Stephen Harper once called multiculturalism "a weak nation strategy". (speech to Institute for Research on Public Policy, in May of 2003) Immigrants are more than photo-ops

  4. This guy is anything but pro-multiculturalism, a pretty transparent attempt to make Harper cute and cuddly. Let's focus on Steven's immigrant policy. Another disturbing part of that article is the separate invite to Muslim community specifying only one or two from your community need apply. You might want to call me ahead of time (so I can screen you first) Pretty transparent.