Kris Sims writes this about “urban aprons” in today’s Post. She makes the claim that there is a fair amount in Harper’s electioneering meant to woo this vote. If you recall “Zoe”–she was the type of urban female voter the Harper government decided they would never win–Sims calls this type of voter Zoe’s older sister, or the “urban apron vote.”
That’s right: the federal Conservatives want the Urban Apron vote — they just aren’t admitting it out loud. The Prime Minister has been making announcements about health, safety and product regulation throughout his extended stay in minority government, often getting his non-threatening Milhouse of a Health Care Minister, Tony Clement, to deliver the feel-good news.
She lists a bunch of things the Conservatives are promising–I admit, I’ve heard of none of them and in my experience, if you are Zoe’s older sister, you’re not listening, either. It is just too “uncool” to vote Conservative for many in this downtown core. (I’m writing from Toronto today. Yesterday I gave a pro-life talk at beautiful Hart House at UofT–just down the way there was some sort of organic food fair, and Mayor Miller was outside. For the organic food, not the pro-life stuff. Sigh.)