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Harper forced to explain Conservatives' rally rules after students tossed - 2011-04-13

F0.png Harper forced to explain Conservatives' rally rules after students tossed April 13, 2011, Andrew Mayeda, Montreal Gazette

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.

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