UPDATED: NewSpiritOfCivilityWatch: Aww, and here we thought they didn’t care.

The PMO press office has some advice for reporters planning to cover Stephen Harper’s visit to the Surrey waterfront tomorrow afternoon – button that jacket all the way to the top, and don’t forget your mittens:

Public events for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Monday, January 12th are:

2: 00 PM – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make a joint announcement with Premier Gordon Campbell. He will be joined by Minister Stockwell Day (Minister of International Trade) and other Members of the Conservative caucus.

Fraser Surrey Docks
11060 Elevator Rd.,
Surrey, BC

  • *Open to media*
  • *Members of the media will need to present proper accreditation. (2 Identification cards with picture)*
  • *Members of the media are advised to dress warm.*
  • So, does anyone have any guesses on what this joint announcement will be? ITQ is betting something stimulicious: maybe an investment in port-related infrastructure? What say you, west coast readers? (Whatever it is, it’ll probably be leaked in time to make tomorrow’s paper.)


    Commenter Ian bets on a classic infrastructure gambit – buckets o’ federal cash for a new highway …

    A whack of cash to help build the South Fraser Perimeter Road, a project that’ll tie together Roberts Bank, the Fraser Surrey Docks, the Trans-Canada and several other things with a four-lane highway. Dress warm nonetheless. Seriously.

    … which seems to be confirmed by Commenter Patrick:

    Steven Rees is reporting that Stopgateway is reporting the following:

    “Tomorrow — Monday Jan. 12, 2pm — Gordon Campbell, Kevin Falcon, and Federal reps will be making an “announcement about the South Fraser Perimeter Road” at the Surrey Fraser Docks.This announcement may concern new Federal funding for the SFPR.”

    I’m guessing its not an announcement to reroute it to address grievances of everyone who lives anywhere near the proposed road? Or the grievances of anyone that cares about the environment that will be destroyed by runnign diesel trucks so close to Burns Bog…