After a major surprise visit into Mount Royal riding for a campaign rally with conservative party candidate Saulie Zajdel a bigger surprise took place when the campaign busses and police escort stopped on Victoria Avenue in Cote des Neiges and Prime Minister Harper jumped out to grab a Challah (and a few votes) in time for Shabbat at the Kosher Quality bakery at the corner of Bourret.
And when Harper went behind the counter the crowds drifted in to be served a traditional loaf of bread for the Friday night dinner table by the Prime Minister of Canada.
Where else in the world (other than Israel of course) will you find a Prime Minister doubling as a Kosher baker? The Challah stunt wasn’t quite enough to push Zajdel and the conservatives over the top in this riding, with just 2261 votes separating them from incumbant liberal Irwin Cotler, maybe next time they should try serving some chicken soup? It may not help… but it couldn’t hurt!