Federal leaders to be invited here

  • Oct. 26, 2012 8:00 p.m.

The protocol table, made up of all island leaders, will be inviting the leaders of the national political parties to Haida Gwaii. Queen Charlotte councillor Leslie Johnson placed the idea on the agenda of the Thursday night meeting in Port, and said it “stems from (MP) Nathan Cullen’s visit to the islands this summer. He said (NDP leader) Tom Mulcair would like to come here, we should consider inviting him.” Ms Johnson said Mr. Cullen suggested inviting the Prime Minister as well, because there are so many federal issues on Haida Gwaii, such as the post office and the northern tax allowance. The protocol table agreed to send the invitations, adding Green Party leader Elizabeth May and potential Liberal leader Justin Trudeau to the list. That prompted John Broadhead in the audience to suggest inviting Rick Mercer to moderate their discussion.

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