Ottawa

Le mot juste... in Calgary

Who knew Stephen Harper would use the occasion of voting in Calgary to practice his French… He tells us that voting is a duty of citizenship–in a province that in March boasted a dismal 40 per cent voter turnout. His monotone self was in full evidence as he addressed reporters outside the polling station. So was his unique dress style: a deathly grey, blue and gold plaid sports jacket and a turquoiose open-neck shirt. Was he nervous? His couture suggests he is comatose.

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