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|Young Liberals were driving this van around downtown Ottawa, blaring audio excerpts of Stephen Harper's interview with the author of a book on the late MP Chuck Cadman. The small sign on the door claims the vehicle is "carbon neutral."|
It's the first proper patio day in Ottawa and hordes of politicos are out for lunch.
Somewhat jarring, though, is the background noise — the voice of Stephen Harper on loudspeakers, sort of like you'd hear on election day in a Third World country.
The young Liberals got a van, plastered it with a photo of Harper and the slogan — "explain the tape" — and have the PM on a continuous tape loop, over the megaphone. It's his interview with the journalist who wrote the book on Chuck Cadman, in which he discusses "financial considerations" offered in exchange for the independent MP's vote in 2005.
Check here for the background of the stunt.