DUH!! He's NOT The Prime Minister For Most Canadians!
"PARLIAMENT HILL—One of Canada’s top constitutional experts has criticized Prime Minister Stephen Harper for allowing the Conservative Party to portray him in a partisan pre-election television ad in the Prime Minister’s official House of Commons office.
Queen’s University professor Ned Franks told The Hill Times Wednesday the unprecedented ad featuring Mr. Harper (Calgary-Southwest, Alta.) “runs against the idea he’s the Prime Minister for all Canadians and presents an image of him as only Prime Minister for those who vote for him.”
“The responsibilities of the office go well beyond simply the people who vote for him or donate money to the party, and that’s part of the problem,” Prof. Franks said.
Federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson on Wednesday rejected a request from Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis (Scarborough-Agincourt, Ont.) for an inquiry into the controversial use of the Prime Minister’s Office. Communications officer Jocelyne Brisebois told The Hill Times Ms. Dawson has jurisdiction over the Conflict of Interest Act and the Commons Conflict of Interest Code for MPs, and the issue of office use appears to be under House of Commons jurisdiction.
But NDP MP Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre, Man.) said the ad, one of a series of TV ads the Conservative Party unveiled on Monday, “crosses all kinds of ethical boundaries,” in part because the ads were linked to a Conservative fundraising campaign that carried the same message and themes as the TV ads.
The Hill Times