'Save' Stephen Harper, Marg Delahunty says in protest video
First it was Blue Rodeo, then Hey Rosetta! and Yukon Blonde. Now Marg Delahunty, a.k.a. Newfoundland and Labrador comedian Mary Walsh, has released a tongue-in-cheek anti-Conservative YouTube video begging people to "save" Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.
"Vote anybody but Conservatives," Walsh says, dressed in Delahunty's signature princess warrior costume, complete with sword.
Walsh-as-Delahunty says Harper needs to be saved so he can stop "his relentless, exhausting, fearmongering and panic pushing."
Waving her sword, she also asks video viewers to donate pennies, so they can send Harper "a load of cents."
"Some of us, anyway, feel it's quite desperately time for a change and things have gotten quite dark lately," Walsh told the St. John's Morning Show.
"There doesn't seem much sense coming out of Ottawa lately with the whole niqab debate and the taking away the two-tiered citizenship. And then the piece de resistance, the tipline where you could turn in your neighbours for bizarre cultural practices."
Delahunty and Harper weren't always so adversarial. Back in 2004, they famously locked lips after he announced his candidacy for the then new Conservative Party of Canada.
In 2008, however, she held a ceremonial bonfire to burn sweater-vests, mocking the knitted clothing that Harper wore in campaign commercials.
Canadian musicians Blue Rodeo released the anti-Harper song Stealin' All My Dreams last weekend. Newfoundland band Hey Rosetta! and B.C.'s Yukon Blonde recently released video Land You Love on Vimeo.
All the videos encourage Canadians to vote in the Oct. 19 federal election.