Sheepdogs Get the Blessing of Canadian Prime Minister

Choose the Cover contenders meet with Stephen Harper at show in Ottawa

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Photograph by Deb Ransom

Stephen Harper, the recently re-elected Prime Minister of Canada, stopped by the Sheepdogs' show in Ottawa on Sunday. After the gig, Harper and his wife, Laureen, posed for a photo with the band and wished them well in their bid to win a recording contract with Atlantic Records and appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.

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Harper isn't the first Canadian politician to get behind the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan boogie rockers – last month, Pat Atkinson, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, gave a speech urging her colleagues to vote for the band in the Choose the Cover contest.