Incumbent Prime Minister Stephen Harper is slated to be in Campbell River on Saturday.
Local members of the Conservative Party received notices of the PM’s visit to the Quinsam Centre, but no official announcement was made.
The party is expected to confirm his visit Friday.Security will be tight and the PM’s handlers are requiring that guests pre-register by noon Friday. They will also be required to present photo identification at the door.
“They’ve got to make sure terrorists don’t get in,” said George Finlay, president of the North Vancouver Island Conservative Party. “I’m the president, and they made me go through the same (security check) last week.”
Also attending will be North Island incumbent MP John Duncan and Conservative candidates Troy DeSouza and John Koury, also from Vancouver Island.
The event begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Quinsam Center, located on the Cape Mudge Reserve, behind the Shell Station, off the Inland Island Highway.
To pre-register call 250-914-3405 in Campbell River, 250-871-0770 in the Comox Valley and 250-902-0910 in Port Hardy.
Watch for more breaking news at campbellrivermirror.com