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Changing sows ears into silk purses

Although blue signs are now starting to once again litter many of the front lawns of purple Mississauga, there are not as many as there were last time around. 
The duelling, old, angry, white, men who have gained notoriety of late are not necessarily representative of Harpers base around these parts. I now live in the Vista Heights area of Streetsville, Canada’s first and oldest suburb, (or so I am told way too often), which is now like most of the GTA, multi-cultural, with active Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Pakistani communities. 
It could be that placing a tighter leash on Jason Kenney over the past two years, where he has no longer been as visible amongst the various ethnic organizations is causing some erosion of the ethnic vote. Or it could be that Harper did not deliver on the promises that Kenney made to the numerous community leaders and they are not willing to get out the vote, this time around. 
After all there are only so many hands that can be greased or pork to go arou…