Prime Minister Harper coming to Truro Thursday

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - It's official.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is coming to Truro Thursday and is expected to announce the final piece of taxpayer's contribution to Central Nova Scotia's civic centre project.
He will be joined by Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence; Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley; Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, Truro Mayor Bill Mills and Colchester Mayor Bob Taylor.
The announcement is slated for 1:45 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.
Harper, MacKay and Armstrong will also have an economic roundtable with local business officials selected by the Prime Minister's Office.

Organizations: National Defence, Holiday Inn

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Colchester

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  • Brian
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    Dear Disappointed,
    2 notes:
    1. congrats on your reply being 4 times as long as the article
    2. you dont understand how the real world works, do you? Did you honestly expect a public forum type announcement where anyone could just show up? C'mon

  • Truro
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    If the President of the U.S. can manage to appear in public forums with average joe and his mom, pretty sure our Prime Minister should be able to do the same.

  • Simon
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    As someone who's visited Truro from England, I smiled at the comment about
    the glengary!!

    Prime Ministers should be publicly seen by those they govern-come on Mr Harper, not too late to change your mind,
    right!!!

  • Disappointed in Truro
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    What this article doesn't clarify, is that the event is by invitation only. If you didn't receive an invitation, showing up at the Holiday Inn at 1:45 won't do you much good.

    No entry for those not invited directly - those being the people outside the realm of positions of authority/political power in the region, or the most very well-connected business persons.

    It is incredibly disappointing and insulting that Harper would come to the area, and present himself only to a select and elite few, as opposed to an open forum with the community at large for an announcement such as this. I had hoped this would not be what it looked like, and that a public forum for the announcement WOULD occur - as of right now, it looks as though you'll only see Harper's face if Scott Armstrong and the local PCs thought to put you on a list.

    Harper didn't show his face during an important by-election, and now he'll only grace the few and privileged with his presence for a huge announcement that is meant to affect and bring growth to the entire community.

    Sadly, perhaps Harper forgets there are average people who matter, and who may want to see he actually cares - not this political show of favorites. it is truly disappointing that he could not take the time and effort to allow a public presentation, if he's going to bother at all.

  • Jason
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Whoah.. The PM is going to Truro... and he gets the Holiday Inn ??? lol.. what was the glengary full up ? lol It's nice to see that he's coming though.. especially for something as important as the civic centre.

  • norm
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    What would be new about Harper restricting access?Seems the collective public has such short memories.How about his snubbing of the the press gallery in Ottawa when he first descended there.Did you ever try to get access to see his secretary?Don't hold your breath while you are waiting if you are not on the list.

    Restricting access??How about the former interface between the people of Canada and the government that was Parliament,though now is referred to by his excellency as an inconvenience.

    If your government distains answering to you,your elected members,or even to the press,you may as well consider yourself to be in one of those failed states.

  • Jason
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Whoah.. The PM is going to Truro... and he gets the Holiday Inn ??? lol.. what was the glengary full up ? lol It's nice to see that he's coming though.. especially for something as important as the civic centre.

  • morgan
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    The vast majority of people here are very pleased that the Prime Minister is making a visit to our community.

    The federal government support for the Civic Center is the vital final piece of the puzzle which will see this project finally become a reality.

    Our new MP has certainly Hit the Ground Running .