Again, In Canada No Politician Refuses The Beer Vote


Even though we are freakish in our cultural fear of untamed beer and booze flowing through the land, beer is big in Canada. So big, as noted before, that no Canadian politician in his right mind would fail to support it. Up there, that’s Prime Minister Harper in the middle of this Federal election pulling pints in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He’s a big uncomfortable loaf of a man, clumsy with a beer bet, who no one expects he kicks back with a beer or two on the weekend.

Yet, as my pal Stephen Maher noted, he had the common sense to not finish the pint of the Keiths. Well done, Mr. Prime Minister.

One thought on “Again, In Canada No Politician Refuses The Beer Vote”

  1. Peter Bailey – March 31, 2011 8:17 PM
    Can we for these few short weeks NOT refer to that guy as Prime Minister? Candidate Harper is Conservative Party Leader at the moment.

    Alan – March 31, 2011 8:48 PM
    No, he’s the PM and the Leader during the election as he is a Minister to the executive (GG). Only the legislative branch is on the campaign trail. He is not an MP.

    troy – March 31, 2011 10:28 PM
    Here’s a quote Rick Mercer provided when I interviewed him for TAPS… it’s about Stephen Harper and beer:

    Q. You slept over at the Prime Minister’s house last year. Did he offer you a beer?
    A. No, I think he might have offered me a Diet Coke.

    Q. No? Did you see any beer in the house?
    A. You know, it’s funny, one of the perennial questions that I get asked by Canadians is “Which Prime Minister you would most like to have a beer with?” and well, it wouldn’t be Stephen Harper. That would be a little bit too social for him. I’d have no interest.

    Q. I’ll name the five Federal party leaders and you match them with the following beer terms: Craft Beer, Generic Lager, Bitter, Organic, Full Flavoured
    A. Stephen Harper – Diet Coke guy. Okay, generic lager. Did you know that he sat down to have tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace he asked for a Diet Coke?

    Mike 71 – April 2, 2011 11:47 AM
    As they say down below the 49th parallel, “you don’t buy beer, you rent it!

    Best Wishes to Stephen Harper for Good News on May 2nd!

    With God’s Grace, we will have a Tory Majority government soon!

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