Harper's walking the pounds away
It is now well-known that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has dropped about 40 pounds. In Rome last week, Harper's weight loss was even noted with approval by
Jose VerosoJosé Manuel Barroso the European commission president. "You are losing some weight. You look more elegant," VerosoBarroso told Harper.
Harper's weight-loss regimen includes exercise - walking, in particular. This is one thing he can't do in secret. Residents of the Ottawa community of New Edinburgh now know that when you see a cluster of slow-moving black RCMP cars moving through the streets, it probably means that the Prime Minister is on the move.
If you're curious about the sights that Harper sees on his periodic rambles through the neighbourhood, the New Edinburgh News has published its own walking tour in its current edition. The community earned its name from the large number of Scottish residents who made their home in the area - stone masons, in fact, brought here to help construct the Parliament buildings.