Shit Harper Did (SHD), the viral phenomenon that captured the digital zeitgeist during the 2011 federal election campaign, is back in action.

The team of B.C.-based young people that generated millions of hits with videos critical of the Stephen Harper and the Conservatives has returned with new clips targeting the cost of the government's economic action plan ads.

The videos provide fake behind-the-scenes commentary on the controversial and costly ads. The first in the series opens with Sue, Conservative "director of communications," offering up the detail that she's white. Things continue in that vein.

The group has also launched a new website to go along with its obligatory presence on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube.

The collective has also added a prominent new member: rogue page Brigette DePape. Famous for holding up a "Stop Harper" sign during the 2011 throne speech, as well as other public protests, DePape is now working as SHD's lead community organizer, helping to stage workshops and other events aimed at getting millennials more politically engaged.

The group recently took their unique brand of socially-conscious humour on the road with live shows on 14 campuses featuring award-winning comedy troupe The Sunday Service and comedian Graham Clark, according to The Vancouver Sun.

Site co-founder and executive director Sean Devlin told the Sun SHD looks to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in the United States as models for how to use comedy to encourage young people to be less apathetic about politics.

SHD isn't just interested in getting youth involved federally, it's also taking a keen interest in the upcoming B.C. election.

DePape told The Tyee that Harper and B.C. Premier Christy Clark are after the same things, specifically pipelines and resource extraction.

But that doesn't mean SHD sees the rival B.C. NDP as the province's salvation.

"The scale of the problems won't be solved by voting in a new government. It's a way to address them, but it's also beyond voting," DePape told The Tyee.

It seems DePape and Devlin are aiming to get young people to see political action as more than casting a ballot. The pair are holding a "creative activist workshop" at Simon Fraser University later this week, similar to events recently organized by leaders within the Quebec student movement.

DePape told the Tyee she has been inspired by the accomplishments of young people in Quebec, as well as by Idle No More and Occupy Wall Street.

"I really feel we are part of building something that is capable of taking down not only the Christy Clark government and the Harper government, but really being part of this shift of culture."

Do you think online activism in the mould of SHD will motivate young Canadians to engage politically and start voting? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • 2002

    Stephen Harper looks over at his son and daughter Benjamin and Rachel while his mother Margaret and wife Laureen look on after he was sworn in as a Member of Parliament during a ceremony in Ottawa on May 21, 2002.

  • 2003

    Stephen Harper along with his wife Laureen, daughter Rachel and son Ben stand together in Ottawa on December 5, 2003.

  • 2004

    Stephen Harper gives the thumbs up with his daughter Rachel before boarding the campaign bus in Ottawa on May 23, 2004.

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    Stephen Harper arrives with his family to inspect his campaign bus in Ottawa on May 20, 2004.

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    Stephen Harper sits behind the wheel of a campaign bus as his daughter Rachel waves in Edmonton on June 27, 2004.

  • 2005

    Stephen Harper ties his son Ben's skates as daughter Rachel looks on at a hockey arena in Ottawa on December 18, 2005.

  • 2005

    Stephen Harperarrives with his children for a pancake breakfast in Calgary On July 12, 2005.

  • 2006

    Rachel Harper, daughter of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, yawns during a ceremony to swear in the new Conservative government cabinet at Rideau Hall February 6, 2006 in Ottawa.

  • 2006

    Stephen Harper arrives in Ottawa on 24 January, 2006 with his wife Laureen, son Ben and daughter Rachel, one day after winning the general election.

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    Stephen Harper, wife Laureen, and children Benjamin and Rachel celebrate his election victory in Calgary on January 23, 2006.

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    Stephen Harper's official 2006 Christmas card showing Harper with his wife Laureen and children Ben and Rachel sitting in front of a fireplace at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.

  • 2007

    Stephen Harper and his son Ben drink a sip of water, as his daughter Rachel looks on, as they attend a BBQ dinner on August 1, 2007, part of a three-day party caucus.

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    Stephen Harper gets a sticker from son Ben and daughter Rachel after he participated in a fire scenario at the Toronto Fire Department Training Centre in Toronto on August 25, 2006.

  • 2006

    Rachel Harper pets Fozzie at the Ottawa Humane Society while Laureen Harper looks on after launching the 18th annual IAMS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon on August 17, 2006 in Ottawa

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    Stephen Harper, flanked by his wife Laureen and his children, waves to the crowd during ceremonies marking the 90th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 2007 in Vimy, Northern France.Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2007

    Stephen Harper kicks his foot up in a little dance with Bonhomme Carnaval along with his son Ben and daughter Rachel at the official opening of the Quebec Carnival on January 26, 2007 in Quebec.

  • 2008

    Stephen Harper consults with his son Benjamin as he casts his ballot in the Canadian federal election, October 14, 2008 in Calgary.

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    Stephen Harper reaches into a rain of confetti with his daughter Rachel at his side at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary following his election victory on October 14, 2008.

  • 2008

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his daughter Rachel press a button to activate lights across the country during the Christmas Lights Across Canada Illumination Ceremony on Parliament Hill on December 4, 2008 in Ottawa.

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    Stephen Harper's 2008 Christmas card with a picture of his family, wife Laureen, son Ben and daughter Rachel.

  • 2009

    Stephen Harper and his children, Benjamin and Rachel, pose with Pope Benedict XVI on July 11, 2009 during a private audience at the Vatican.

  • 2009

    Stephen Harper leaves 24 Sussex with his daughter Rachel to be surprised by a flock of pink flamingos on the front lawn for his 50th birthday in Ottawa on April 30, 2009.

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    Stephen Harper's 2009 Christmas card with a picture of his family, wife Laureen, son Ben and daughter Rachel.

  • 2010

    Stephen Harper, his wife Laureen and children Benjamin and Rachel, attend the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics on February 12, 2010 in Vancouver.

  • 2010

    The 2012 Christmas card for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper features his family, daughter Rachel, son Ben and wife Laureen.

  • 2011

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his daughter Rachel and son Ben arrive arrive at a polling station on May 2, 2011 in Calgary.

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    Stephen Harper celebrates his majority government win in the federal election with son Ben, wife Laureen and daughter Rachel, May 2, 2011 in Calgary.

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    Stephen Harper, his wife Laureen, son Ben and daughter Rachel are featured on the Conservative leader's Christmas Card for 2011.

  • 2012

    Stephen Harper watches a third round match between Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, and Serbia's Jelena Jankovic with his children Rachel and Benjamin at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament on September 1, 2012, in New York.

  • The 2012 Christmas card for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper features his family, daughter Rachel, son Ben and wife Laureen.