Harper Campaigns in Winnipeg During Conservative Rally

Conservative leader Stephen Harper was in Winnipeg on Tuesday, firing up party supporters at a campaign rally.


Speaking to a crowd of about 1,000 people at the Victoria Inn, Harper reiterated that if Canada elected another minority Conservative government, other party leaders would form a coalition.

It was expected Harper would announce a candidate for Winnipeg South Centre, but that wasn’t on the agenda. Rumours suggested school trustee Joyce Bateman would be a candidate.

Before delivering his speech, Harper paid a visit to local YouTube sensation Maria Aragon. Harper sang a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at her home after hearing the 10-year-old’s cover of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” — the song that shot her to international stardom last month. Aragon also performed the national anthem to open up Tuesday’s rally.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff will be in the city this evening and we’ll bring you video from his campaign rally at the Franco-Manitobain Cultural Centre.

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