I encourage Harper to fly down to Newfoundland and invite the media out to watch him club a baby seal to death. I think the photo op would be great and, if nothing else, it would make everyone forget the cowboy costume.
That's my completely 100% non-partisan advice for Mr. Harper.
UPDATE: Paul McCartney's wife now wants a ban on milk. Milk. You heard that right: milk. Just let it be already.