Earlier this week, Stephen Harper's all-of-a-sudden interesting Twitter account posted photos and videos of the prime minister's day.

On Thursday night, The Huffington Post Canada's Althia Raj joined CBC's At Issue panel to discuss what Harper's social media surge is all about. Is the PM trying to compete with Justin Trudeau? Appear more human? Reach out to young people?

The panel also took on the topic of departing Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page and whether the Conservatives will bother to replace the man who has been a persistent thorn in the government's side.

Watch the video above for the panel's take on these issues and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Breakfast With Stanley

  • Heading To The Office

  • On The Road

  • First Meeting Of The Day

  • Chatting With MP Greg Kerr. "Wished Him A Speedy Recovery"

  • Hard At Work

  • Lunchtime!

  • Briefing With Government House Leader Peter Van Loan

  • High Five!

  • Meeting With Leader of the Government in the Senate Marjory LeBreton

  • Headed To House Of Commons

  • Q & A In QP

  • Answering A Question In QP

  • 'Scuse Me!

  • Chatting With Defence Minister Peter MacKay

  • Meeting With Devil's Brigade Veterans

  • Checking In With Ministers, Senior Staff

  • "Still Going..."

  • "Debriefing with Nigel"

  • Getting Ready To Head Home

  • Reading In The Car Ride Home

  • Congratulating Japanese PM Shinzo Abe On His Recent Election Win

  • Welcomed Home By Wife Laureen And Charlie Their Chinchilla

  • Writing A Bit Before Calling It A Night