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.”