It’s official. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a Belieber.
In Ottawa on Friday, Justin Bieber was presented with a Diamond Jubilee medal. The award is given to people who have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada.
Since the encounter, Harper tweeted, “Was happy to present @justinbieber with a Diamond Jubilee Medal today” and posted a picture of himself with the Biebs, who is seen wearing coveralls and a backwards hat while shaking the Prime Minister’s hand.
I’m so proud of you Justin…but what’s with the attire?
You must SERIOUSLY be tight with the Prime Minister to keep it so casual.
But in other Bieber news… Prepare to fawn yourselves ladies.
The Biebs has also been working out to “get sexy for the ladies.”
Tweeting “Back in the gym,” along with a shot of his torso to display his work in progress, the 18-year-old showed off his six pack and tattoos.
Adding a later tweet that said, “Good workout. #focused”, it’s safe to say that Bieber has caught our attention!!!
CHARTattack.com has reported that a giant photo of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper appeared as part of a photo montage during an Ottawa Nickelback concert back on April 11.
Apparently Nickelback’s lead singer Chad Kroeger met with the PM earlier that night at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. But it was when the band took the stage at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place that things started to get a tad more - erm – political.
According to the Ottawa Citizen, the prime minister and his son were at the concert. The paper’s review of the show talks about a photo montage of the Nickelback guys that played on a big screen behind the band as they played their hit song “Photograph.” But apparently it wasn’t just Nickelback who showed up on the screen.
As a photo on CHARTattack.com shows, a big head shot of the prime minister himself can be seen behind a tiny-in-comparisson Kroeger.
Could this be the magical work of Photoshop (props to that person) or a true aspect of the show? Did the audience applaud when our leader’s face appeared on screen? Did they cheer? Boo? Was this a special treat for the Ottawa show or a part of all Canadian dates? Perhaps even dates in the USA?
So many questions. Nickelback, we want answers.
If you feel like doing some research, check out one of Nickelback’s concerts (still on tour supporting 2008′s album “Dark Horse”):
May 14 Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
May 15 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
May 18 Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
May 19 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 21 Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
May 22 Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
May 24 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
May 25 Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
May 27 Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
May 29 Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
May 31 Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
June 1 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
June 3 Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
Things have been crazy for the Rural Alberta Advantage. In a good way. The group has proven themselves as one of Canada’s best and most exciting musical acts. Even Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is down with them, according to the Globe and Mail.
Canada for Haiti was held in Toronto and created by CBC, CTV and Global. The funds will go to a group of Canadian charities working in Haiti.
Governor General Michaelle Jean, who was born in Haiti, made an appearance in Montreal for Ensemble Pour Haiti.
“It’s very important to take this time to put our hearts together and put our heads together and see what we can do to support Haiti in this ordeal,” she said. “We are in an era where civil society is big and international and what Haiti has experienced has touched everyone on this planet. Breaking down solitudes is my motto and that is what I hope to do here.”
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Bollywood debut was so awkward I could barely watch, but I couldn’t look away either.
There has never been any mistaking Harper for a cool guy; an Obama-type personality. Harper belongs on TLC, not MTV, and that isn’t news. But his appearance on India’s version of So You Think You Can Dance reaffirmed that there really isn’t much personality under his tough conservative skin.
In early October, Harper performed on stage with famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Harper’s rendition of The Beatles’ With a Little Help From My Friends was actually…not too bad. It was the first time that many had seen Harper peek his head out of a Conservative shell that he’d been hiding in since he became Prime Minister. I started to cut him some slack.