There's an interesting post over at BlogsCanada about whether or not Harper was being coached during a recently televised CBC townhall. He was wearing an earpiece during the whole show (and both Layton and Martin had appeared without earpieces). I wonder if anyone has any contacts in the press or with other parties who could follow this up and get Harper to respond.
A quote from the post:
"Harper wore a little earbud earphone during the entire broadcast, and he fiddled with it a number of times to stop it popping out.
This contrasted dramatically with both Layton and Martin who, during their "town halls", did not need continual coaching during the broadcast, as neither wore an earphone."