Harper forced to explain Conservatives' rally rules after students tossed - 2011-04-13
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is suddenly on the defensive for running a closed and "unCanadian" campaign after two university students were ejected from one of his rallies because they had posted a Facebook picture of themselves with Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff.
The issue of how Harper is campaigning in a bubble, which has been brewing ever since the launch of the campaign, has now exploded and caused embarrassment to the Conservative leader.
A spokesman for Harper apologized for the incident which occurred Sunday at a rally in London, Ont.
But at a campaign stop in Quebec on Tuesday, Harper was making no apologies for the incident that critics say demonstrates his undemocratic approach to politics.