Not that they needed the $1.75, but...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, and Minister of Canadian Heritage Josée Verner, serve ’piggys in a blanket’ - or sausages wrapped in a pancake - at the Calgary Stampede Flapjack Breakfast at Quebec’s Winter Carnival on Saturday Feb.9, 2008 in Quebec City. Behind is the official mascot Bonhomme Carnaval. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

This is probably my favourite news item of the day so far: Heritage Minister Josée Verner doesn’t vote Conservative.

Rather than voting in the riding where she’s running for a seat (Louis-Saint-Laurent), like most politicians do, Verner voted in Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier, where she lives. Apparently, Verner was unaware that, as an incumbent MP, she is allowed to vote in the riding she represents.

The kicker is that the Conservatives aren’t even running a candidate in Portneuf—that’s André Arthur territory.