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Central casting


 

The Conservative campaign goes looking for extras.

“We … are trying to create a photo-op about all the multicultural groups that support Ted Opitz our local Conservative candidate and the Prime Minister,” reads the email sent Tuesday night by Zeljko “Zed” Zidaric with the subject line: “Opportunity – Thursday night with 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 (sic).” The email continues: “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.”


 

Central casting

  1. Quite the (open! yay!) Facebook profile Mr Zidaric has. He's fresh from the Election Campaign Management School at the Leadership Institute in Arlington! He doesn't like Ignatieff for seemingly "ethnic" reasons! Says he:

    "Setting aside the Liberal vs Conservative thing – Why would any Croatian want to vote for Iggy? Iggy the Yugoslavia loving Russian who spoke against Croatia during the war. Iggy, the man that vacationed at Tito's villas in his youth (while his father George was the Canadian ambassador in Beograd)."

  2. Quite the (open! yay!) Facebook profile Mr Zidaric has. He's fresh from the Election Campaign Management School at the Leadership Institute in Arlington! He doesn't like Ignatieff for seemingly "ethnic" reasons! Says he:

    "Setting aside the Liberal vs Conservative thing – Why would any Croatian want to vote for Iggy? Iggy the Yugoslavia loving Russian who spoke against Croatia during the war. Iggy, the man that vacationed at Tito's villas in his youth (while his father George was the Canadian ambassador in Beograd)."

    • Is this guy trying to bring the Balkan wars over here??

  3. So that woman they kicked out in London for associating with Iggy would now be welcome because of her 'ethnic clothing'? Do the Cons have a manual on all of this because it is getting quite confusing.

  4. So that woman they kicked out in London for associating with Iggy would now be welcome because of her 'ethnic clothing'? Do the Cons have a manual on all of this because it is getting quite confusing.

  5. Too bad the Kenney-designated "very ethnic" voters are not organized like student groups are. If they were, they could get together, answer the email in the affirmative, and then all show up in Conservative-blue "you people" t-shirts.

    Really, is this majority-or-bust team going to get any more embarrassing?

  6. Too bad the Kenney-designated "very ethnic" voters are not organized like student groups are. If they were, they could get together, answer the email in the affirmative, and then all show up in Conservative-blue "you people" t-shirts.

    Really, is this majority-or-bust team going to get any more embarrassing?

  7. .
    Great Idea, yeah! What's the problem?

    Wall Street emigrant bankers in their ethnic costumes: striped clothes and a ball and chain.
    .

  8. .
    Great Idea, yeah! What's the problem?

    Wall Street emigrant bankers in their ethnic costumes: striped clothes and a ball and chain.
    .

  9. Can I come in a kilt and flash my nether-regions?

  10. Is this guy trying to bring the Balkan wars over here??

  11. Can I come in a kilt and flash my nether-regions?

  12. Will Stephen Colbert's Black Friend be there?

  13. Will Stephen Colbert's Black Friend be there?

  14. Please please let someone turn up in a burka.

  15. Please please let someone turn up in a burka.

  16. He doesn't quite get the hang of multiculturalism.

  17. Please do! Lights, camera, action!

  18. LOL apparently not!

  19. LOL apparently not!

  20. The Conservative Party of Canada: utterly incapable of treating non-white Canadians as , y'know, just people, since 1993.

  21. The Conservative Party of Canada: utterly incapable of treating non-white Canadians as , y'know, just people, since 1993.

  22. "And if anybody get anything spilled on their costume, well, we'll just take them to the Chinese laundry, they'll fix you up real faat!"

  23. "And if anybody get anything spilled on their costume, well, we'll just take them to the Chinese laundry, they'll fix you up real faat!"

  24. Here’s the whole text:

    Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:26:47 -0400

    Subject: Opportunity – Thursday night with the Prime Minister

    From: zzidaric@gmail.com

    To: ed@caf.ca; info@caf.ca

     

    Hello Canadian Arab Federation,

     

    On Thursday night, the Prime Minister will be in Etobicoke for a big rally.

     

    Here is the link for the event
    http://www.conservativeevent.ca/toronto
     

    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

    416.577.4000

    Â

  25. Here’s the whole text:

    Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:26:47 -0400

    Subject: Opportunity – Thursday night with the Prime Minister

    From: zzidaric@gmail.com

    To: ed@caf.ca; info@caf.ca

     

    Hello Canadian Arab Federation,

     

    On Thursday night, the Prime Minister will be in Etobicoke for a big rally.

     

    Here is the link for the event
    http://www.conservativeevent.ca/toronto
     

    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

    416.577.4000

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