On the campaign trail, PM Harper announced a new tax relief measure for members of service clubs, like the Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis Clubs.
The financial amounts involved are modest, but this tax credit is symbolic:
It recognizes the vital work such volunteer and charity groups do to make Canada a better place.
Judging by the reaction of Canada's Media Party, though, you'd think this was a major policy initiative.
Journalists like Tabitha Southey and Justin Ling rushed to Twitter to make jokes about old white men in silly Shriners hats.
It's a pretty revealing reaction. These media snobs would never be caught dead at a lowbrow Rotary Club meeting at some "cheezy" chain restaurant.
The more I read these tweets, the more I wondered if the likes of Ling and Southey even understand what these clubs do.
They certainly don't seem to share the spirit of selfless volunteerism of the ordinary folks they're making fun of. It's like the whole concept of charity is foreign to them.
It's interesting how all these"open minded" "progressive people tend to be the most "closed minded" of all.