I have to give credit where its due. Without Brigette Depape's little protest nobody would have paid any attention to this. The Prime Minster does these Question and Answer sessions all the time. It's part of his job. The protesters have drawn attention to themselves and the PM that would not have normally occurred. Well done.
Harper was given the opportunity to make light of the incident and appear confident and in control. He highlighted his optimism for the economy in the year ahead and also spoke about the Keystone and Gateway pipelines. Score.
Conversely attention was placed on the protesters themselves. Score again.
Depape and one of the professional protesters appeared on CBC that day looking like drug addled children. Even Rob Silver agreed that they hurt their own cause (Liberals support Keystone). They should do more TV appearances. The more the better.