Politics

PM's Facebook page holds cat-naming contest

Only a month after the federal election Prime Minister Stephen Harper is headed back to the polls — to help name his new cat.

Online poll to name new 24 Sussex kitten ends Monday

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's family has launched an online poll to name their adopted kitten. (Facebook)

Only a month after the federal election Prime Minister Stephen Harper is headed back to the polls — to help name his new cat.

More than 2,000 poll respondents are backing the name 'Stanley' for the grey tabby amid a Stanley Cup drive by the Vancouver Canucks. (Facebook)

Harper posted a note on his official Facebook page asking people to pick a name for his family's new grey tabby.

The options include "Stanley," "Smokie" and "Gandalf."

The Harpers are known cat lovers and supporters of a foster program at the Ottawa Humane Society.

They have provided foster care to numerous cats in the past at 24 Sussex Drive. The poll closes on Monday.

"Happy to have a new Harper at 24, he's a grey tabby and needs a name, vote for your favourite," the Facebook post said.

People who posted comments offered their own name suggestions, including "Majority," "Tory" and "Canuck."