Canada's opposition parties are spending some energy trying to tie the Rob Ford affair to the Harper Conservatives.
Over the weekend, according to the Canadian Press, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair actually suggested that the Ford fiasco would affect Stephen Harper's popularity.
Mulcair says the long-standing Tory-Ford ties are souring voters’ opinion of Harper, and will play a role in the 2015 federal election.
Harper and Ford have had a cosy relationship over the years, culminating with the pair enjoying a fishing trip together at Harrington Lake, Que., shortly after the Tories won re-election in 2011.
“The Conservatives have been saying for years that Rob Ford’s their guy,” Mulcair said Sunday during a surprise stop in Toronto to support his party’s candidate in the coming federal byelection.
“They’re going to have to wear it now,” he said.
On Tuesday, in the House of Commons, the Liberals got involved.
Justin Trudeau even got in on the act.
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