Support for gay pride, no support for gay pride or both?

Having slept in his house, Rick Mercer attempts to get in Stephen Harper’s head.

But in the case of the Pride financing, Mercer believes the joke’s on us – either in the media or in the audience. It’s a classic case of sending two messages, Mercer thinks – first giving the money to gay activists and then, in a rare act of tolerating outspoken MPs, also conveying the message that Conservatives didn’t like giving the $400,000. “He’s managed to have his cake and eat it too,” Mercer says of Harper. “He’s managed to give them the money and act like he didn’t give them the money.”