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Prime Minister Stephen Harper to visit south Cowichan Tuesday

Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Brentwood College School Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. His visit is a private event hosted by members and donors of the Conservative Party of Canada. The federal election is Oc. 19, 2015. - Courtesy: PMO
Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Brentwood College School Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. His visit is a private event hosted by members and donors of the Conservative Party of Canada. The federal election is Oc. 19, 2015.
— image credit: Courtesy: PMO

Prime Minister Harper visits Cowichan on Tuesday for a private Tory party event at Brentwood College School.

The 1 p.m. gathering, hosted by members and donors of the Conservative Party of Canada, promises to be popular among party faithful wishing to hear the PM's speech.

"We have expanded the seating capacity, but space is filling up quickly so I recommend you register upon receipt of this email," John Koury, a North Cowichan councillor and president of the Cowichan Malahat Langford Conservatives, states in a note to local party members

It was believed Tuesday will mark PM Harper's first visit to The Warm Land — though not the first time a sitting prime minister has come to Cowichan.

Koury confirmed — through local historian and Leader columnist Ann Andersen — prime minister Louis St. Laurent visited the Cowichan Exhibition in 1952. He was preceded by an August 1886 whistlestop in Alderlea (now Duncan) by Sir John A. Macdonald, who was travelling by train with B.C. coal baron Robert Dunsmuir.

Koury was thrilled his continual invitations for Harper visit the Warm Land have paid off.

"I was ecstatic to have PMO accept my overture. It is an excellent way to launch the new Conservative riding association of Cowichan Malahat Langford."

 

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