Arcade Fire Criticize Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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The Grammy winners deride the country's leader ahead of May 2 federal election for his stand on the environment.

TORONTO -- Global warming has Grammy winners Arcade Fire dissing Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper as he campaigns for re-election.

“Our current leader has championed some pretty destructive initiatives on everyone’s behalf … it’s really important to get out and vote on May 2,” the indie rockers told their Canadian fans on their online blog.

While not promoting rival candidates, Arcade Fire points fans to a CBC news story where Harper dismisses the Kyoto Accord on climate change as a “socialist scheme” calculated to siphon money away from rich nations.

The entry concludes: “Canada is still a pretty good country, and worth fighting for …”

Arcade Fire gave the 2011 Grammys a major shock when the Canuck band beat out rival pop stars Eminem, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the best album trophy for The Suburbs.