Get out your sweater vests...
To the inimitable sound of Stan Rogers's Northwest Passage (as unearthed from his iPod courtesy your agent and as spun by DJ CanWest Dave — as in Aikin) the Harper tour took off for points north this morning.
Make that 'point' north since this is a one-stop trip.
But when Harper touches down in Iqaluit this afternoon he'll become the first sitting Prime Minister since 1980 to campaign in Canada's eastern territories.
Opposition party leaders have made the trek and Jean Chretien whistle-stopped in the Yukon in 2000, but no PM since Pierre Trudeau has campaigned in either Nunuvut or the NWT for 28 years.
Reporters were warned there'll be a bit a wind chill happening.
Kind of a sweater vest day, as it were.
— Paul Hunter
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