June 15, 2013 allowed former PM Steven Harper a political conversation with Canadians living in Montreal’s West Island about his federal Conservative government.
Harper appeared very happy with the large turnout of Conservative party support during his stopover in Montreal talking about his government programs for Canadians, and answering multitude of questions from the crowd.
It was a warm sunny Saturday and this was a diehard Conservative event by invitation only to see the Prime Minister of Canada speak, I was lucky to get an invite through my connections in the Conservative party.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”CONVERSATION”.
A career politician is somebody interested in political power promising citizens anything to win it then continuing the façade to keep that power.
Once they have their membership in government secured they continue providing a façade designed to convince their electorate that they are doing everything to keep their promises although not all of them just the ones that they judge will allow them to keep their comfy position.
Real career politicians have no moral scruples and they swing the way of popular sentiment without having any firm position
on anything just empty promises designed to make them look good.
Presently, in Canada a federal election is looming for next October and all five registered parties have their leaders working hard to
either get elected or keep their seats in Parliament. Televised leaders’ debates have started and last night we saw the first between our PM Stephen Harper representing the Conservatives, Thomas Mulcair representing the NDP, the official opposition, Justin Trudeau representing the Liberals, and Elizabeth May representing the Greens.
My tiny video composed of a series of photos is about what the Conservative party claims NDP leader Mulcair to be. This video would not be possible without appropriate sound (music) from www. archive.org.
Steven Harper has a huge smile after his achievement while addressing his supporters somewhere in the West Island of Montreal during the 2011 federal election. His Conservatives went on to win that election achieving a majority government. Despite our PM Harper’s valiant effort to reach out to voters in the West Island his party failed there however, as the picture shows he certainly satisfied his Conservative voting base that afternoon.
I was lucky to be invited by a friend to this event and snapped this shot along with a few others of our PM in action. My photo has been edited to give it a timely appearance of the past after all, it was four years ago.