Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 8/9/2008 (3240 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Strolling into the back of a Richmond home for an event with Prime Minister Stephen Harper
, I'm forced to stop and stare at the carpet of blazing green. What could it be? It's soft and wet and so green, it looks like someone detonated a multimodal container of ripe avacados.And then it hits me -it's grass. West coast grass, but grass nonetheless. Grass that only grows in a climate without mind-numbing cold and with abundant rain fall. And chemicals. Lots and lots of chemicals. But seriously - where's that sun-baked brown hue we love in Manitoba. And where is the Creeping Charlie. You call that grass....?We're in Richmond for a photo opportunity and an opportunity for Harper to remind us of what the Conservative government has done to lower taxes and boost tax credits since coming to power. It's a strong indication of the "We're Better Off With Harper" campaign theme the Tories are going to hammer into our skulls over the next 35 days.I'll write more about the political theatre produced today by the Tories in tomorrow's dead tree paper. It should (I hope) make good reading on a day when Harper is expected to do another similar appearance. Perhaps in St. Boniface or River Heights. But that's just a wild guess on my part.-30-