When Canadians went to the polls in the 2011 federal election, Cavoulkian's Twitter feed was filled with a get-out-the-vote message, directed now as it was then at what he called his "Beluga Grads" — those Canadians who listened to his Baby Beluga hit as children and who were now grown up and had become parents. This time around, however, his message has changed. The get-out-the-vote message is twinned with a decidedly anti-Conservative and anti-Stephen Harper message. He said he doesn't consider his messages to be political — he called it civic engagement — and added that he doesn't belong to any political party. Instead, he said he is urging his "Beluga Grads" to get out and vote, bring a first-time voter with them to the polls, and "choose who they like in terms of change." "I certainly respect the diversity of opinion out there. I don't assume that they (his fans) are of like mind on issues, but it's a free country and we all get to have our say," Cavoukian said. He has also questioned whether journalists covering Harper events are asking the tough questions of the incumbent prime minister on the Mike Duffy affair. He has given and taken shots over his tweets, but he said he's not online to pick fights. "No, that's not my interest at all," he said. "I'm in it to make the points that I feel are important to make. So if a question isn't being asked of the current government that I think is important, I bring that forward." — Follow @jpress on Twitter.
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