We knew the difference between Michael Ignatieff and Stephen Harper when it comes to listening to Canadians. While Michael Ignatieff has taken thousands of unscreened questions from Canadians (plenty of them from youth), Stephen Harper only takes 4 questions a day from professional journalists.

But now the Conservatives are taking control and showing contempt for the Canadian people to a new degree: Tossing youth out of an event for the high crime of having a Facebook profile picture they don't like.

Awish Aslam, a 19-year-old University of Western Ontario student, said she wept after getting the boot.

"I've never voted in a federal election before," she said. "We just repeated we were only there to listen."

Aslam and a friend registered online to attend Harper's Sunday rally - part of the restrictions the Conservatives place on such events.

About 30 minutes after arriving and signing in, the two girls were asked by a man to follow him out of the rally, Aslam said. Though confused, they complied.

In a back room, Aslam said he ripped off their name tags, tore them up and ordered them out.

"We were confused. He said, 'We know you guys have ties to the Liberal party through Facebook'. He said ... 'You are no longer welcome here.'"

Another attendee, Ali Aref Hamadi, said he was asked by an organizer to leave the same rally because of an NDP bumper sticker on his vehicle.

The ejections are further black eyes for the Conservatives, already taking flak for restricting access to Harper.

Canadians deserve a Prime Minister who will listen to them, and Ottawa West-Nepean deserves an MP who will stand for open government.