Rick Mercer says nobody should be surprised the federal election has been dominated by cultural wedge issues like the niqab.
Mercer traced the sudden focus on Muslim Canadians to Lynton Crosby. The Australian political strategist joined Stephen Harper's campaign in September, having made his name getting conservatives elected in Australia and the U.K.
Mercer also encouraged young people to vote on Oct. 19, as he has done in past elections, saying that "if young people show up to vote, it will change everything."
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