Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Somewhere, Stephane Dion is smiling

Harper's pre-taped YouTube interview is late getting started - now 15 minutes and counting...

UPDATE: And the video is up!

Harper goes with the suit and tie, which strikes me as a bit formal for a YouTube video. Yeah, yeah, I'm not expecting torn jeans and a Hannah Montana t-shirt, but maybe he could have gone with the Ahmadinejad-casual look.

So far, tough questions on deficit and foreign aid. Harper dodges them. But still, good on him for doing this interview. I wouldn't mind seeing this sort of thing from all the party leaders on a semi-regular basis - it gets Canadians engaged, and we'll get more substance out of this than from 50,000 question periods.


  • CTV
    The event was set for 7 p.m. ET at http://www.youtube.com/TalkCanada. However, the start time has been pushed back at least an hour, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

    By Blogger wilson, at 7:28 PM  

  • Kady is liveblogging it

    By Blogger sassy, at 8:06 PM  

  • there's nothing to liveblog, it's either cancelled or broken. their liveblog was put on 'standby'.

    By Anonymous Mike G, at 8:07 PM  

  • "Liveblogging" a pre-taped YouTube video? Ughhh....

    we'll get more substance out of this than from 50,000 question periods.

    CG, I agree - it's a great idea; I've said for a long time (ChuckerCanuck can attest) that Harper would benefit from "fireside chats"... maybe this is it. Really, at minimum, the Opposition of any given day should be doing the same thing.

    Great idea, hope it catches on well enough to become a tradition.

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 9:01 PM  

  • As a post-reaction, Harper came off fairly well in the video. It's like the year end interviews, where he usually does fairly well.

    The questions were kind of a weak and it was a bit packaged, but on the whole I liked it.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:28 AM  

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