Harper, a Beatles fan, joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma on stage and sang a rendition of With a Little Help From My Friends.
CBC's Evan Solomon, who attended the gala, said Harper's performance stunned and wowed the crowd, and received high praise even from members of opposition parties who were also there for the evening.
Politically, this was a master stroke. The video clip of the PM, singing in tune, having a laugh and enjoying a great piece of music is now launched on the Internet, and the viral impact will likely be extensive. Not a moment of it looked false, even though it could hardly have been more carefully planned.
Looks like someone ha been playing The Beatles™: Rock Band™ . Another example of public relations done well. The CPC are aware the public is NOT interested in returning to the Polls. If the CPC can continue to implement the Economic Action Plan and retain the power of the Government behind them the Polls should continue to reward them.