Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flip-flops, now slated to attend Calgary Stampede

06:36  12 july  2017
06:36  12 july  2017 Source:   Calgary Herald

Trudeau will be no-show at this year's Calgary Stampede

  Trudeau will be no-show at this year's Calgary Stampede The Calgary Stampede is looking a little less political this year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t make it to the 2017 Stampede, his office said Tuesday. “Unfortunately due to scheduling constraints, he will not be attending this year,” press secretary Cameron Ahmad said in an email. Trudeau was at the Stampede last year as PM, […]The Calgary Stampede is looking a little less political this year.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend the Calgary Stampede after all, backtracking on an earlier decision to skip the event that angered some Albertans.

Trudeau has been a regular face at Stampede over the past few years, including in 2016 when he attended two pancake breakfasts and met with the premier. However, on July 4 this year, Trudeau’s spokesman Cameron Ahmad told Postmedia the prime minister couldn’t attend due to scheduling constraints.

On Tuesday, Ahmad backtracked, saying: “The Prime Minister is happy to be spending time in Calgary on Saturday following the National Governors Association conference in Rhode Island, and he is looking forward to celebrating Stampede alongside Albertans, as he has done for years.”

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The Prime Minister , Justin Trudeau , concluded today his visit to Dublin, Ireland, and Edinburgh, Scotland, and will now travel to Hamburg, Germany, for the G20 Summit on July 7 and 8.

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Ahmad said more details of exactly what Trudeau will be doing at Stampede will be issued Friday. Last year, Trudeau attended the pancake breakfasts of Liberal MPs Kent Hehr and Darshan Kang, and also met with Premier Rachel Notley. However, Notley’s office said Tuesday there is no meeting with the PM scheduled at this point.

On Tuesday, Hehr’s office said they’re still negotiating specifics, but Hehr will likely spend the day with the PM.

“I do anticipate Kent is going to be with the prime minister a good portion of the day, but where exactly they’ll be doing that and what they’ll be doing isn’t clear yet,” said Lisa Russell, a staff member in Hehr’s Calgary office.

The change of heart comes following Trudeau’s Canada Day speech in which he forgot to mention Alberta. Trudeau listed Canada’s three territories and nine other provinces, saying that regardless of where Canadians live: “We embrace that diversity while knowing in our hearts that we are all Canadians, and that we share a common pride in that red and white flag.”

Prime Minister meets with Nenshi as Stampede visit kicks off

  Prime Minister meets with Nenshi as Stampede visit kicks off Prime Minister meets with Nenshi as Stampede visit kicks offPrime Minister Justin Trudeau will don the stetson once more as he visits the Calgary Stampede today.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be donning western wear after all. Earlier this month his office said he could not fit the Calgary Stampede into his schedule, which included the G20 meetings in Germany, but now it says he'll attend .

Prime Minister Trudeau will not be attending this year’s Calgary Stampede , his office confirmed to Daily Hive. When asked why the PM wouldn’t be at Calgary ’s most iconic event of the year, his people stated that scheduling constraints were the reason.

Trudeau promptly apologized for the mistake, saying “I love you, Alberta” on stage and blowing a kiss. On Twitter, some dismissed it as an honest mistake while others argued it was an oversight emblematic of government policies they feel are harming the province. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi downplayed the controversy, saying that he makes mistakes in speeches all the time.

Robb Aishford, director of communications for Kang, said they were hoping the prime minister would attend their pancake breakfast like he did last year, but that won’t happen as they don’t have a breakfast scheduled for Saturday.

“I only heard about the visit yesterday from a friend in the system, but in terms of more details we really don’t know yet,” said Aishford.

— With files from James Wood

zschwartz@postmedia.com

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