About a month ago I wrote a column satirizing the federal Conservative Party's seeming desire to create a "personality cult" around the person of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
It was a supposed to be a joke. (Although a lot of Tories didn't find it funny)
But maybe I was closer to the mark than I figured.
Turns out the government has actually created a special gallery in the House of Commons that features nothing but pictures of the Prime Minister.
According to Green Party Leader Elizabeth May who toured the gallery:
"When you walk in the door, all you see are pictures of Stephen Harper. I'd say between every window, in every available space of the wall, at eye level, every available space has a photo of Stephen Harper."
And she adds, "You've got photos of Stephen Harper, but not of previous prime ministers. Photos of Stephen Harper in different costumes, in different settings, dressed as a fireman, in Hudson Bay looking for polar bears, meeting the Dalai Lama, even the portrait of the Queen had to have Stephen Harper, but in a candid, behind her."
No doubt plans for the giant Stephen Harper statue are in the works.