Galas and Ordinary People

On the campaign trail yesterday, Stephen Harper said:

“I think when ordinary working people come home, turn on the TV and see a gala of a bunch of people, you know, at a rich gala all subsidized by taxpayers claiming their subsidies aren’t high enough when they know those subsidies have actually gone up – I’m not sure that’s something that resonates with ordinary people.”

It’s an interesting comment, especially considering Mr. Harper’s wife, Laureen, has been the active Honourary Chair of a certain national arts institution’s last two fundraising galas, as well as the one coming up in ten days. The last two galas only raised about $2.7 million to support youth and education programs across the country.

Of course, this isn’t the kind of thing that would resonate with ordinary people.

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