This must have Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a stew about his scheduled speech tomorrow night at the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters’ annual awards banquet in Mississauga, Ontario.
The Toronto Star reports today that federal Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz will no longer be the keynote speaker at a Canadian Shooting Sports Association fundraiser on April 18. The reason? To distance the Saskatchewan politician from the fact a handgun will be the door prize at the event.
Back to Harper. The Star is also reporting that a hunting gun is up for grabs as well, this time through a raffle at OFAH’s three-day annual general meeting and conference—the same event Harper will be speaking at. Of course, the gun in question is a perfectly legal, unrestricted firearm, but the optics of the situation, when torqued by the anti-gun crowd, are no doubt bound to cause the PMO major headaches. Stay tuned.