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Canada's hottest rock band is decidedly cool to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Grammy winners Arcade Fire suggest on their blog that the Conservative Leader is out of tune with the rest of the country when it comes to issues like the environment.

The band says Harper has championed "some pretty destructive initiatives" and that it's important to get out and vote on May 2.

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But the group stops short of explicitly telling Canadians not to vote for the Tories.

The blog provides links to the Elections Canada website to tell people how to vote if they're out of the country.

It also gives links to several other sites with stories on Mr. Harper, including one where he dismisses the Kyoto Accord on climate change as a socialist scheme.

Other sites deal with the Alberta tar sands and the arrests during the G20 protest in Toronto.

The band, which won the best album of the year Grammy for The Suburbs, concludes the short message by saying "Canada is still a pretty good country, and worth fighting for."

It's not the first time Mr. Harper has run afoul of musicians during the campaign.

A YouTube video of him singing John Lennon's Imagine during a campaign stop in Winnipeg was ordered yanked by Lenono Music, which holds the rights to the song.

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However, other versions of Harper's duet with 11-year-old singing sensation Maria Aragon remain available on the Internet.

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