Noah Richler Gives Stephen Harper The Boot In Playful NDP Ad

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Noah Richler has a habit for inserting himself in the strangest places during this federal election campaign.

First, the NDP candidate interrupted Justin Trudeau's escalator pitch.

Now, he's literally given Stephen Harper the boot using footage from a September interview with CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge.

Richler's new ad, released on YouTube Tuesday, shows the Conservative leader speaking with Mansbridge in an open field.

Then all of a sudden, a mysterious figure pulls Harper's Canada pin off his lapel, punts him out of his chair and takes his place — narrowing the field, as it were.

Sure enough, it's Richler, the NDP candidate in Toronto-St. Paul's.

Addressing Mansbridge, Richler says that if Harper were his investment advisor he'd "fire him," because he's "put all our resources in one stock and it's tanked."

Not to be outdone, Harper appears in the ad a few more times — but only because someone had too much fun with editing. (Watch the ad above.)

Richler is trying to unseat Carolyn Bennett, who has represented the Ontario riding since 1997. In 2011, she won with almost 40 per cent of the vote.

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