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ELECTION 2015: Stephen Harper tentatively scheduled to visit Penticton

FILE - Stephen Harper is pictured speaking to firefighters during the Westside Road wildfire, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Conservative leader Stephen Harper is tentatively scheduled to visit Penticton this weekend.
September 11, 2015 - 11:31 AM

PENTICTON - Conservative leader Stephen Harper could be making a stop in Penticton this weekend.

There are tentative plans for Harper to arrive Sunday, Sept. 13, for a 5:45 p.m. rally at a location still to be disclosed, according to an invitation sent out to party faithful.

Plans are also in the works for Harper to visit Kamloops on Monday, Sept. 14. A spokesperson for the Conservative Party said "if and when an event takes place it will be confirmed 24 hours in advance."

The spokesperson says there are no plans for the Conservative leader to make campaign stops in Kelowna or Vernon.

NDP leader Tom Mulcair toured the Thompson-Okanagan earlier this month, making stops in Kamloops, Vernon and Penticton.

In Kamloops Sept. 2, Mulcair took the opportunity to announce a $28 million investment for kids in sports.

Over 300 people gathered for a rally in Vernon Sept. 1 at North Okanagan-Shuswap NDP candidate Jacqui Gingras’ 30 Avenue campaign office, while a NDP rally was held at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton Aug. 31.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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