THUNDER BAY – It will be a full and busy day for Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Thunder Bay. The Prime Minister will be touring the city today, and topping the day off with a rally at the Victoria Inn.
The visit and rally are designed, in part to fire up the Conservative base in Thunder Bay. Conservative supporters are greatly encouraged over the two candidates the party is offering to voters in the next federal election.
“It is an event that will be outstanding for Thunder Bay and district. It is an opportunity hear and see the Prime Minister in person present his views on the future of Canada and the Conservative initiatives that will bring Canada to the fore again,” according to the Thunder Bay Rainy River Conservatives.
In Richard Harvey and Maureen Comuzzi-Stedmann, the Conservatives believe that they have the candidates who can win election to the House of Commons.
The Prime Minister will tour the Waterfront Park, where federal, provincial and municipal funding are revitalizing the Port Arthur Waterfront.
There will be visits to a number of other locations across the city, all gearing up to the rally tonight at the Victoria Inn on Arthur Street starting a 6:00PM tonight.
One of the hot button issues likely to be raised by the Prime Minister will be the federal long gun registry. While Bruce Hyer and John Rafferty are both on record as supporting the private member’s bill to dismantle the registry, the NDP has seen most of the MPs who were on record and have voted against the registry change their minds in recent days.