'Middle Kid' steals the show at Harper photo-op

While campaigning in B.C., Stephen Harper delivered a speech alongside a group of Scouts. One of them wasn't having any of it.

This kid is no one's backdrop

(Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press)

Stephen Harper was in Campbell River, B.C., on Friday to promise $15 million for B.C.'s salmon habitat and marine environment.

At the event, the Conservatives had three kids in Scouts Canada uniforms stand beside the prime minister.

One of them really stood out.

He took the spotlight away from the event. 

It wasn't hard to predict where this was all going. 

Not everyone was impressed though. 

And Scouts Canada isn't too happy he was used in a political photo-op.

A spokesperson for the Conservative campaign says the party welcomed the participation of anyone who was at the event.

And the internet welcomed "Middle Kid."  

With files from The Canadian Press


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversationCreate account

Already have an account?