Highlight of the night - when asked "what would you do if elected Prime Minister" the Bloc Quebecois candidate Gilles Duceppe (who makes for some AWESOME TV) goes "come on...we all know I'm not going to be the Prime Minister. In fact, three people here aren't going to be Prime Minister... two of them know it, and one of them just won't admit it to themselves."
This was pretty fun to watch, even though I'm not sure the four challengers did themselves any favours by continually piling on Harper, since that makes it harder for left-leaning voters to pick which party they want to vote for.
“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
My thought is that this is basically the companies using their employees as human shields to protect themselves. Furthermore, the idea that you don't have to follow the law if it would hurt the economy too much to penalize you is troubling to me.