Sunday, January 23, 2011
Today I celebrated 5 years of Tory government with hundreds of Tory supporters in Ottawa. It was great seeing many friends including Stephen Taylor, Fred Litwin, Christian Conservative and too many more to name. I almost met the Phantom Observer. I saw his fedora but he disappeared before I could say hello. There were a few pathetic protesters who froze outside in -25 degree celsius. Inside the Tory family gathered. John Baird introduced HM PM Stephen Harper who received a rapturous welcome. He gave a rousing 40 minute speech. He used real people to demonstrate how Tory policies have benefitted Canada. It was interesting that some of the loudest cheers came for Tory support for Israel and for including many more new Canadians as Tory voters. It was a fun afternoon. I shook hands with HM Pm and Laureen Harper as they left and we all chanted 5 more years!
Watch ten minutes of the speech here.
Other reports from the gathering from Brett Caven.