One of the strangest aspects of the Age of Harper is that whenever the PM says something blindingly obvious, akin to it's cold in February, it makes headline news:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says "a lot" of Radio-Canada employees "hate" conservative values.
Harper says those values that are loathed by many employees of CBC's French-language network are the same ones that he says are supported by a large number of Quebecers.
Harper made the comments during a French-language interview with Quebec City radio station FM93, conducted last Friday and aired today.
His remarks were described as "petty" by an NDP MP.
Though hardly untrue. Does anyone seriously believe, in 2015, that Radio-Canada is not a den of separatist and socialists, who are more often than not one and the same? The whole organization is a taxpayer subsidized propaganda machine for the PQ. Has been for more than forty years. The Pequistes boast about it. There's a revolving door between PQ caucus and Radio-Canada's on air personalities. Perhaps not so much as before, but that's only because the party of Levesque and Bouchard has seen better days.
Harper's occasional boasts of the blindingly obvious are usually tempered by crude political calculation. The Badly Coiffed One went onto say:
"I remain convinced that Quebecers are not leftists, contrary to the image conveyed by some media or the opposition parties," Harper says in the interview.
I doubt he believes it. I doubt even small children in Saskatchewan believe this either. Finding an actual breathing conservative in La Belle Province is like hunting for pearls. There's a lotta clam chowder you have to go through first.