Harper to be targeted by government union:
The union has asked its members to lobby lawmakers in their constituencies, a strategy that could be especially effective in districts where Conservatives won by a narrow margin, Gordon said. The union will also try to sway public opinion by calling attention to any services that are cut as a result of the government’s efforts to eliminate the deficit.
“We are going to let the community know what their” lawmakers have done, Gordon said. “There were a number of them that didn’t win with too many votes,” he said, referring to Conservative lawmakers.
The problem with this strategy, is if the general public doesn't see a problem with a particular program getting cut then this strategy may backfire. Think of it... if the average person, who sees the government spending record amounts and in a deficit position, is told that the government cut a program that doesn't affect them, are they really going to care? They may actually be happy that the program was cut so that the government takes care of that deficit.
Realistically, people are only going to care if it affects them directly in the pocketbook. To be quite honest, it doesn't take 400,000 people to write a cheque.