We've heard Stephen Harper called a villain, a male Margaret Thatcher and even the worst thing that's ever happened to Canada. But a cannibal?

That's what Yukon MP Ryan Leef mistakenly called Harper during an introduction for the prime minister on Monday night in Carcross (Caribou Crossing).

"It is an honour beyond compare to ask you to join me in welcoming back to the Yukon the prime minister of cannibal," Leef said.

The MP quickly recovered, but not quickly enough to avoid the notice of the PM.

"Thank you Ryan for that kind introduction, but you've confirmed some rumours about me I think," Harper said.

Harper is currently in the Arctic for his annual tour. Besides being accidentally accused of eating his own kind, Harper has spent time touring a gold mine, riding an ATV and petting puppies.

I guess even man eaters need some R&R from time to time.

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  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper rides an all terrain vehicle around sand dunes near Caribou Crossing, Monday August 20, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen watch a husky dog as they tour Caribou Crossing, Yukon, south of Whitehorse Monday August 20, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper rides an all terrain vehicle around sand dunes near Caribou Crossing, Monday August 20, 2012.

  • Laureen Harper laughs as she holds a husky dog with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper as they tour Caribou Crossing, Yukon, south of Whitehorse Monday August 20, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen pet a husky dog as they tour Caribou Crossing, Yukon, south of Whitehorse Monday August 20, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen watch a husky dog as they tour Caribou Crossing, Yukon, south of Whitehorse Monday August 20, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay speak with a member of the Canadian Forces Special Operations JTF2 unit after they stormed a ship during Operation Nanook off the shores of Churchill, Man. Friday, August 24, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay pose for a photo with members of Canadian Forces Special Operation JTF2 unit after they stormed a ship during Operation Nanook off the shores of Churchill, Man. Friday, August 24, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to troops after visiting HMCS St.John's during Operation Nanook in Churchill, Friday August 24, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with Canadian Forces Chief of Defence Staff Walt Natynczyk as Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay looks on as he arrives in Churchill, Manitoba Thursday August 23, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with members of the Canadian Forces as he arrives in Churchill, Manitoba Thursday August 23, 2012.

  • 2. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper tours a copper mine in Minto, Yukon, Tuesday August 21, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivers a speech in front of mine workers at a copper mine in Minto, Yukon, on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen are greeted by members of the Canadian Rangers as they arrive in Whitehorse,Yukon Monday August 20, 2012.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper boards his plane as he departs on his annual northern tour of Canada at the airport in Ottawa Monday, August 20, 2012.