Mulroneypalooza a go

But will Stephen Harper make an appearance?

Canwest called the PMO to find out if Stephen Harper has mailed in his RSVP to the Brian Mulroney tribute, which is slated to take place in Montreal in September and mark the 25th anniversary of Mulroney’s landslide victory in 1984. According to PMO spokesperson, the event is “a long way out” and “we generally don’t comment on the prime minister’s schedule anyway.” He did add that it will be a “great anniversary,” noting that “Canadians voted overwhelmingly to oust the Liberal party, bringing a welcome end to years of rule by Pierre Trudeau and John Turner.” The event is being organized by Mulroney’s friends and supporters, including Quebec premier Jean Charest and Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, Michael Wilson, who served as Mulroney’s finance minister, and has been billed as a “reunion of former campaign workers, staffers and parliamentarians involved in the 211-seat victory.”

Canwest News Service

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