'Spa? He's at a spa?'
Speculation over what Stephen Harper was up to this morning was frenetic — the highest it's been since the campaign began.
At issue: a photo-op involving the PM at an Ottawa spa — but only a single journalist and some camera people were allowed to go.
What could Harper possibly be doing there? Pedicure? Aroma therapy? Facial with extraction and light neck massage? Canada's voters needed to know!
In the end, the spa was used simply as an example of a "small business" to help illustrate Harper's plans to extend maternity and parental benefits to the self-employed.
As for the activity on-site? The photo-op's photos showed Harper and the spa's owner chatting and drinking coffee.
So much for possibilities.
— Paul Hunter
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