When Harper tried to be relatable but it was just creepy
It’s pretty much like when your dad tries to be cool, but isn’t successful. It’s a weird and quite frankly, a little bit sad.
— Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) August 5, 2015
When CPC candidate Jerry Bance was caught peeing in a mug
The resulting online response to these shenanigans are not to be understated.
When it became glaringly obvious the Harper didn’t vet his candidates well
Late into the game various Conservative candidates were dropping like flies. Jerry Bance’s #peegate debacle wasn’t the only cause for scandal that resulted in a Conservative candidate being dropped. Tim Dutard CPC candidate in Toronto-Danforth was also ousted for making sexually explicit and discriminatory prank calls on youtube. There’s also the issue of Jagdish Grewal who was dropped for touting therapies that turn gay youth straight.
When Vader joined the race and we were all happy there was a candidate we could finally get behind because, Sith Lord
When Tom Mulcair became a Minecraft character and the boxy likeness was actually kind of on point
— mick gzowski (@mickeysplasht) August 24, 2015
When Elizabeth May totally wasn’t afraid to take shots at Harper during the Leader’s debate. “You sold us down the river in Asia.”
When Harper and Ford came out as besties and nobody was really surprised about it
The world according to Harper: Marijuana = bad. Crack = grey area
— Ford Family (@TorontoRobFord) October 18, 2015
Elizabeth May’s Badassery
Nobody can hold Elizabeth May down. When excluded from the Globe & Mail leaders debate on the economy, she decided to host her own live stream online. She responded in real time to Harper’s, Mulcair’s and Trudeau’s comments and frankly she had the last say, because well, they couldn’t exactly rebut over live stream. So, Elizabeth May FTW!
When Hamilton NDP candidate didn’t know what Aushwitz was and everybody was like…
Hamilton NDP candidate Alex Johnstone came under fire for not knowing what Aushwitz was and even made reference to phallic symbols in relation to it. The situation got even worse when it was revealed Johnstone is a school board trustee.
When a Jack-O-Lantern voted and everyone was totall chill about it
Voters turned up to polling stations wearing various face coverings–including a wrestling mask and a pumpkin–to show their disdain for the niqab debate that dominated a lot of Election 42 conversation,
When East Coasters came out to vote because, lobsters.
— Kaya Fraser (@kayafraser) October 20, 2015
When everybody was jealous their national leaders aren’t nearly as good-looking as Canada’s
Be jealous world, be jealous.
What were your love and hate #elxn42 moments? Let us know!