The spectre of Stephen Harper

Brian Topp links Conservatives to the decline in voter turnout and explains how to beat them.

“Yes Jack took them on, and we have to keep taking them on—right between the eyes, right at them,” Topp stated. “But he never attacked the Conservatives without also making a positive proposal. A propositional attack. And so when women and young people and working people listened to Jack, they thought this guy is offering me something better.”

For those scoring at home, a flyer distributed by the Topp campaign at the Toronto debate last week presented Mr. Topp as someone who could “go toe to toe” with Stephen Harper, “take on” Stephen Harper and also “beat” Stephen Harper.

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