Each week, Kyle Muzyka sifts through what our PM has been up to in this column, The Radical Adventures of Stephen Harper, for your personal enjoyment. (You can see his archived reviews of 24/SEVEN here.)
This week, our Prime Minister did some stuff, went places, and most likely introduced more sanctions on Russia. He found himself in Saskatchewan, AKA God’s Country, and he also signed a book expressing his mourning on behalf of all Canadians about the MH17 flight that was shot down.
In his weekly propaganda video, 24/SEVEN, he revealed that he would be introducing a large amount of money to assist in the training for those involved in Northern Saskatchewan’s mining industry. Air Ronge, Saskatchewan had the privilege of hosting the PM, where he announced the 2.5 million dollar commitment.
I love internet commenters. Sometimes, the things that they say make me smile. Their poor use of grammar (or utter refusal to care) along with their blunt opinions they express while standing behind the username shield is one of my favourite things. Here’s one from this article on Harper’s Saskatchewan visit:
Every time a sentence starts with “why should my tax payer(s) (sic) dollars go to,” you know that the comment is going to be gold. Let’s just sit back and enjoy this quality content for a second.
Welcome back. In other news this week, Laureen Harper got stung by bees, which, somehow, is a lot more boring than it sounds. The beekeeper literally flailed his arms around to avoid said bees, which most likely pissed them off even more, while Laureen stood there admiring the structures they lived in.
The annual Sound and Light show also took place on Parliament Hill last week, which was pretty neat. Unfortunately, that was the final show that we will see, making Parliament Hill less bright than it was before.
What didn’t make it into 24SEVEN was that Germany has reportedly rejected a Canada/EU agreement on free trade, halting the multi-billion dollar deal for at least the foreseeable future. This domino also knocked down a similar deal between the EU and the United States, which could “encompass a third of world trade and almost half the global economy.” Stephen Harper isn’t a big fan of rejection, I guess.
Finally, since there was hardly anything noteworthy for this week, we turn to a bit of an editorial from MacLean’s about how increasing amounts of people are seeming to not care which party is advocating for the legal use of marijuana. This is absolutely terrible news for Harper, because if you take away all of his weed ammunition, all those attack ads were a huge waste of money. If Canadians are starting to care less about whether marijuana is legal or not, he’s going to have a tough time saying fellow competition Justin Trudeau has poor judgment.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Each week, layers upon layers of photos of Stephen Harper are sifted through, with hopes of finding something to caption.