Stephen Harper’s Mother’s Day request dubbed “weird’

Andy Radia
Politics Reporter
Canada Politics

Stephen Harper wants your help wishing his wife, Laureen, a Happy Mother's Day.

On Sunday morning, Conservative headquarters sent out this email to party observers and supporters:

I would like to wish mothers across Canada a Happy Mother’s Day – a day when we honour and celebrate their strength, guidance and compassion.

Mothers are the anchors of our families, dedicating themselves to being our most important role models, nurturers and teachers.

This Mother’s Day, I’d like to recognize a woman who has been an amazing mother to our two kids – my wife, Laureen.

I hope you’ll join me in signing this card wishing Laureen a Happy Mother’s Day:

Thank you – and to all mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day.


Stephen Harper
Leader, Conservative Party of Canada

Clearly, it's a ploy by the Tories to get your email addresses on their 'outreach' database. To sign the card, you must enter your name, email address and postal code.

The Democrats in the United States are doing the exact same thing: Click here to sign a Michelle Obama's Mother's Day Card.

And, the Tories did the same thing a couple of weeks ago asking Canadians to sign Stephen Harper's birthday card. (By the way, it's not to late sign Harper's birthday card,)

This also might be an attempt by Tory strategists to highlight Harper's personal life — It's working for Justin Trudeau.

[ Related: Stephen Harper tweets his #dayinthelife of a prime minister ]

Here's what some folks had to say about it on Twitter:

So what do you think? Is this a weird political tactic or just a nice gesture being made into a big deal? Let us know in the comments below.

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