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Prime Minister could be paying the Okanagan a visit

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September 09, 2013 - 7:26 AM

WEST KELOWNA - Last April, Laureen Harper made a stop in the Okanagan and now the Prime Minister himself could be in town for a Conservatives caucus meeting next Friday.

Okanagan-Coquihalla Conservative MP Dan Albas says next week's B.C. Yukon caucus meeting is an open invitation to all party members, including Stephen Harper.

While Harper is currently in Russia at the G-20 Summit and there is no confirmation of his attendance, Albas says "there's always that open invitation."

Typically held in Vancouver, this year's caucus meeting will take place in West Kelowna for the first time.

"I'm very excited about it – a lot of them have only experienced Kelowna," Albas says, intending to show his colleagues the west side of the lake is "just as beautiful."

Albas says he and Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan made a joint submission to bring the meeting to the Okanagan, citing the Kelowna International Airport as a great resource that makes it possible. 

"Both Cannan and I want to show off our ridings - to show my colleagues some of the Okanagan-Coquihalla hospitality."

The meeting takes place next week on September 13th.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at or call (250)718-0428.

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