Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tories head for 3 day retreat in PEI

Although the Tories refuse to make public their agenda no doubt they will discuss ad nauseam transparency and accountability.

Harper, Tory MPs head to P.E.I. for 3-day strategy retreat
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 | 10:30 AM AT
CBC News
Charlottetown RCMP were stepping up security Tuesday as Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his 124 Conservative MPs began arriving for their annual caucus retreat.

Protesters were expected at the three days of closed-door strategy meetings, which begin Wednesday, including a group of federal employees concerned about privatization and the provision of services to the Island from the other Maritime provinces.

"Our main mandate right here is to provide the security for the prime minister," Sgt. Denis Morin told CBC News. "We have to take care and address any situation, any events that might take place."

Harper is expected to fly into Charlottetown on Wednesday morning.

The agenda has not been released but political analysts speculate the caucus will discuss everything from tax reform and crime to Canada's role in Afghanistan.

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