Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper performs with the band the Van Cats during the Conservative caucus Christmas party in Ottawa December 9, 2014. Reuters/Chris Wattie

Count Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper as one of the sports fans who believe that Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry deserves a starting spot in the 64th NBA All-Star Game set on Feb. 15, 2015 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. New York’s NBA team, the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets are the co-hosts in this season’s NBA-All Star festivities.

One of Canada’s most powerful persons tweeted his support for Lowry on Wednesday, a move that could garner the Raptors PG some extra votes in his bid to becoming an NBA All-Star this season.

Canadian basketball fans should get behind @Klow7, who deserves to be an NBA All Star. #NBABallot #wethenorth

— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) January 6, 2015

The latest 2015 NBA All-Star Balloting Results were released Jan. 1, 2015 and Lowry, despite his career-high numbers across the board this season, has not voted in by basketball fans as part of the starting line-up for the NBA East All-Stars so far. Leading the voting as the current East starting five are LeBron James (775,810 votes) of the Cleveland Cavaliers; Pau Gasol (372,109) of the Chicago Bulls; Carmelo Anthony (365,449) of the New York Knicks; Dwyane Wade (396,757) of the Miami Heat; and John Wall (439,395) of the Washington Wizards.

To note, Lowry is just fourth in the voting among all guards in the East with 274,741 votes about 30,000 of third placer Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) with 308,727.

Meanwhile, in the Western Conference, the leading vote-getters are Stephen Curry (755,486 votes) of the Golden State Warriors; Kobe Bryant (694,665) of the Los Angeles Lakers; Anthony Davis (732,154) of the New Orleans Hornets; Blake Griffin (403,415) of the Los Angeles Clippers; and Marc Gasol (343,587) of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Other side events like the Rising Stars Challenge, NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, All-Star Saturday Night in the NBA All-Star Weekend will be held at the Barclays Center, home of the Nets. This is the fifth time that the All-Star festivities will be held in New York after hosting in 1954, 1955, 1968 and 1998.

Either they believe Canada’s Prime Minister that Lowry deserves an All-Star starting spot or not, basketball fans can continue voting for their favourite basketball stars on or through their social media network. Voting is open until Jan. 19, 2015.