Brigette DePape: Danielle Smith Greeted With Protest From Rogue Page At Voting Location (PHOTOS)

CP  |  By Posted: 04/23/2012 12:33 pm Updated: 04/25/2012 3:13 pm

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Brigette DePape, the rogue page who held up a 'Stop Harper' sign in the House of Commons, protested at the polling station where Alberta Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith voted on April 23, 2012. (CP)

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Wildrose party Leader Danielle Smith was met by a silent protester as she left a community centre after voting in High River, south of Calgary, this morning.

Smith joked with reporters as she cast her ballot that she was voting strategically this election.

Outside the Highwood Memorial Centre she was greeted by Brigette DePape (duh-PAP'), the page who disrupted the federal throne speech last year with her "Stop Harper" sign.

Dressed in a page costume with white gloves, she stood in front of Smith holding a sign that read "Stop Harper's Gang."

Smith observed that her party must be doing well if the opposition was importing protesters from Ottawa.

DePape said she was there on her own to speak for young people, saying that Wildrose policies are even more extreme than those of the Harper government.

  • 'Stop Harper's Gang'

    Former Commons page Brigette DePape holds up a sign as Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith leaves a polling station with her husband David Moretta, left, in High River, Alberta to cast her ballot for the Alberta election Monday, April, 23, 2012. DePape disrupted the federal throne speech last year with her "Stop Harper" sign. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

  • 'Stop Harper's Gang'

    Former Commons page Brigette DePape holds up a sign as Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith leaves a polling station with her husband David Moretta, left, in High River, Alberta to cast her ballot for the Alberta election Monday, April, 23, 2012. DePape disrupted the federal throne speech last year with her "Stop Harper" sign. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

  • 'Stop Harper's Gang'

    Former Commons page Brigette DePape holds up a sign as Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith leaves a polling station with her husband David Moretta, left, in High River, Alberta to cast her ballot for the Alberta election Monday, April, 23, 2012. DePape disrupted the federal throne speech last year with her "Stop Harper" sign. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

  • 'Stop Harper's Gang'

    Protester Brigette DePape speaks to reporters as Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith's bus leaves a polling station in High River, Alta., Monday, April, 23, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

  • Danielle Smith Votes

    Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith votes at a polling station in High River, Alberta to cast her ballot for the Alberta election Monday, April, 23, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

  • Danielle Smith Votes

    Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith votes at a polling station in High River, Alberta to cast her ballot for the Alberta election Monday, April, 23, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

  • 'Stop Harper'

    Page Brigette DePape stands in the middle of the floor of the Senate as Governor General David Johnston delivers the Speech from the Throne in the Senate Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday June 3, 2011. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

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