A new ad put out by the Conservatives today is all about getting Andrew Scheer elected as Prime Minister. But surprisingly Scheer isn't even in the video except for stock clips of him meeting people and giving press conferences. Instead, the video stars former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. And he's asking people for money.\nIn a video ad released today, Harper asks people to help elect Scheer by donating money to the party's campaign. You would think that a video asking people to donate money to the campaign to elect its leader would actually feature said leader. This is not the case here.\nInstead, it features the former Prime Minister saying, "it's important that we all get active because Canada is at a turning point."\nHe then went on to say, "Let's make Andrew Scheer the next Prime Minister of Canada."\nThe election is only a few weeks away now, and Canada is at a turning point.We need to make Andrew Scheer the next Prime Minister of Canada, but we need your help to do it.Click here to contribute to our election fund: https://t.co/dcGmDcoDMa.#cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/ouQ46rERUF— Conservative Party (@CPC_HQ) August 29, 2019\nIn case you didn't know, Harper is actually a board member for the party's fundraising arm. Because of this, him appearing in an ad and asking for donations isn't exactly out of left field but it's still weird considering Scheer is nowhere to be found.\nAnd people are not here for Harper endorsing Scheer or asking people to donate to his campaign. Some of the reactions to the new ad are actually pretty funny.\nmore evidence that this party can not shake the ghosts of governments past. This is clear vindication of the criticism that this is still the Conservative party of Stephen Harper.#cdnpoli #elxn43 https://t.co/CvH7ZeTjYm— Matt (@Aquinning) August 29, 2019\nNew Conservative Party commercials featuring Stephen Harper. Steve looks a tad different than 2015. 😂 pic.twitter.com/ZMANooceID— Tyler Banham (@tylerbanham) August 29, 2019\nNot so sure how helpful it will be for #AndrewScheer to have #StephenHarper stumping for him... after all, Canadians voted Harper out with a vengeance last time -- for a reason! #cdnpoli #cpc #elxn43 https://t.co/oT05pEb0ka— Justine (@ChocolateGuitar) August 29, 2019\nI can't watch. It will make me puke. Please don't make me watch.— BettyMcAfee (@blm8688) August 29, 2019\nAre you saying @andrewscheer needs help?We've been saying that for years! 😂— David Taylor (@DavidTaylorNYC) August 29, 2019\nNot sure what it says about @AndrewScheer's image that he is using @stephenharper in this way. https://t.co/VEiGcaA2oE— Stephen Maher (@stphnmaher) August 29, 2019\nBoy was that music somber— Chris Gazzola (@ChrisGazzola14) August 29, 2019\nPretty much the kiss of death for Scheer.— Ken Cox 🍁 (@KenCox) August 29, 2019\nI didn't think that the Cons were that desperate. But for the rest of us this couldn't be a clearer warning. Vote for Scheer and you'll also get Harper. Again. Wake up Canada #cdnpoli https://t.co/ZSWSlwWtkS via @YouTube— 🇨🇦 Simon 🏴 🌈🏂 (@montrealsimon) August 29, 2019\n‘Why do the Liberals keep talking about Doug Ford and Stephen Harper, it’s Andrew Scheer on the ballot this fall’[Andrew Scheer disappears for 8-days 7-weeks before the election and releases a video endorsement from Stephen Harper] https://t.co/QSDpDRJRBc— Rob Silver (@RobSilver) August 29, 2019\nSo could releasing this ad be a way of deflecting online scrutiny away from Scheer and towards Harper?\nScheer is still facing backlash for keeping silent for a week about his views on gay marriage after a clip from 2005 surfaced of him saying it shouldn't be leagalized.\nScheer only just spoke out about all of that on Thursday, after the new campaign ad was released, and he didn't really say much about the issue or clarify his stance.\nIt seems there's no shortage of scandals and oddities during this election campaign.\nThe federal election is on October 21, 2019.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.