Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave himself a promotion today in Question Period, saying that he had been talking to his "equivalent" in the United States. By this, he meant President George W. Bush, with whom he spoke on the phone yesterday afternoon.
Bush, however, is the U.S. head of state -- not exactly Harper’s "equivalent." In Canada, that post is held by Governor-General Michaëlle Jean. Harper is head of government. Unless of course, something has changed and the media haven’t been notified.