The Conservatives are reaching out to increase their support among various ethnic and religious groups. An internal party document makes this effort clear. The document also suggests that there is no hope in making inroads with some. Where do Muslims stand in this strategy?
Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent out Rosh Hashanah greeting cards to a number of Canadian Jews. Some took offense, wanting to know how their names and addresses were obtained, and a few non-Jews also received these cards. However, there were no Eid el-Fitr cards sent. A number of Muslim organizations complained about the favoritism. Are Muslims in Harper’s no-hope category?