Tuesday, November 27, 2007

If the price is right...

You may recall the disdainful reaction from Canada’s New Government when high-end retailer Harry Rosen poked fun at Stephen Harper in an advertising pamphlet this summer. Said a Conservative spokesthingy:

"Harry Rosen’s is over priced and we would never shop there. . . It’s completely overrated. . . Conservatives would probably never shop there anyway."
It appears not all high-end retailers are equal in the eyes of Conservatives, however. From an article today on gifts received by Canada’s second couple:
Feb. 13, 2006
Laureen Harper received a Gucci scarf from Holt Renfrew.

No word if Conservatives also consider Holt Renfrew completely overrated, but I guess at least this time they weren't over priced...

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4 comments:

Kingston said...

Pretty petty there my friend. Then again it is a slow news day.

A BCer in Toronto said...

No sense of humour Kingston? :)

RuralSandi said...

The Conservatives must really like the Gucci brand - Mulroney wore Gucci shoes - at taxpayers' expense?

..."pretty petty my friend...." - if the CPC can dish it out, surely they can take it.

Kingston said...

Rural I am sure they can but in the interest of fairness no one should be attacking a gift given to a family member which is well below the permitted level no doubt and I do not remember hearing they were a major supplier of govt services. BCer, ya maybe your right, crappy day.