Politics x nerdery


A word cloud I created using a transcript of Conservative leader Stephen Harper’s speech from his Sunday morning campaign stop in Brampton, Ont. (He gave a nearly identical speech Sunday afternoon in Burnaby.)

For those not familiar, the more times a word appears in a block of text, the bigger it appears in the word cloud.

Here is my story on his speech in Burnaby.


  1. I searched the speech and tellingly, the word “trust” was not mentioned once. Think they were maybe wanting to avoid some questions there?

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