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Prime Minister Stephen Harper may be coming to Amherst to attend a Conservative party function later this month. Neither the PMO nor MP Scott Armstrong would confirm speculation the PM will attend a barbecue for the Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Conservative Association.
AMHERST – Prime Minister Stephen Harper could be coming to Amherst.
While neither the Prime Minister’s Office nor Cumberland Colchester Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong could confirm or deny it, there’s speculation Harper could be visiting Amherst on Aug. 29 to appear at a party function.
“Members of Parliament do not comment on the prime minister’s schedule so I can’t say if the prime minister is coming or not,” Armstrong said Wednesday.
Armstrong said the riding association is hosting a summer barbecue on that day at Amherst Regional High School. He said provincial PC Party Leader Jamie Baillie will in attendance along with several members of the federal party’s Atlantic caucus.
Representatives from the five provincial ridings within the riding will also be in attendance along with four of the five nominated candidates.
“We have events like this for party workers and volunteers. This year we chose to hold it in Amherst,” Armstrong said.
It’s believed the prime minister will be attending government business in New Brunswick earlier in the day and will then participate in the barbecue.
No announcements are planned.
An email to the PMO was returned with the comment the office does not discuss the prime minister’s schedule and itinerary with the media.