Will his latest performance help to boost his ratings? At least he's being honest in this one.
But he was punked again by the Yes Men in Davos, and in his speech, using teleprompters, he forgot to mention that he had secretly bailed out our banks. After allowing high-risk, 40 year mortgages, to infiltrate out banking system, Flaherty was forced to buy them back, making the Canadian taxpayer the largest lender of sub-prime mortgages int he world.
If unemployment continues to spiral out of control, these may not be worth the paper they're written on.
I guess Harper left out that part, though he did entertain the crowd with a bit of comedy. He's going to focus on women and children around the world. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ...
Well at least he's got a fall back career if the whole prime minister thing doesn't work out for him.
January 28, 2010
Yes Men pull 'very good' prank on Stephen Harper
The Yes Men are at it again. And this time the anti-globalization and environmental pranksters have their sights set on on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Last time they were pulling pranks by setting up fake government websites and sending out legitimate-looking press releases at the Copenhagen climate-change conference. For Davos – among other things – they doctored up an interview between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge.
In their video, they dub over Mr. Harper’s voice so it appears he’s saying Canada will shame the "carbon monopoly" and fix the environment. (They also doctor a
speech by the Queen, having her make amends for colonialism.) ...