This is obviously an effort to pander to the worst instincts of Canadians and especially Quebeckers since tonight was the French debate (for the non-Canadians, the leaders of the party have multiple debates with some in English and some in French).
So, I asked on twitter the following:
Is Harper insulting Quebeckers by assuming that pandering
to Islamophobia is his best bet in Quebec?
Pretty sure the answer is yes. And yes, this makes for a particularly bitter tasting distraction sauce.