Not that the CPC probably has any problem with that association - after all, everyone loves Santa. He brings gifts to all the good girls and boys, right? With his shelf-elves providing intel on all citizens to see who's naughty and nice and keeping an enemy's list of those who aren't.
The point is, of course, that this was exactly the kind of politics Harper once professed to stand against. It's rather telling that the team around him now embraces the bribing of Canadians with their own money so enthusiastically, isn't it?