Harper “invests” in Stampede with $5M Promotional Pledge

By Damien Wood,Calgary Sun
First posted: Friday, July 06, 2012 11:33 AM MDT | Updated: Friday, July 06, 2012 11:47 AM MDT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn’t just show up Friday to celebrate the Calgary Stampede centennial — he brought with him a $5 million promise for the future.




  1. Dennis Davey · ·

    Talk about Canadas Emporer, this is a person who demonstrates unprecented arrogance. He disregards the fact that 64% of the PUBLIC adamantely oppose HORSE slaughter,80% of the PUBLIC adamantely oppose the SEAL slaughter and there is a very large following that believes the Calgary Stampede is better left in the dark past of history.What does the Emporer do, he promotes the SEAL slaughter in China, but what better place, a Country with a documented history of unspeakable animal cruelty that exists to this day.Canadas Emporer has nothing but contempt for a PUBLIC who does not agree with his opinion, especially when it is about his favorite form of entertainment, Running HORSES to their death in the Stampede colissiem for entertainment.

  2. Mary Croft · ·

    What can you expect from someone who just sold out Canada’s environmental protections with the passing of Bill C-38?

  3. Really not impressed that my tax dollars are going to promote this throw-back to the dark ages that promotes violence against animals so I’ll be writing to Mr. Harper’s office to tell them/him how I feel about it.

    1. My feelings exactly, could i get the address from you andalvin1962?? Im in colorado and i think the money could have gone to a MUCH better plan for the care of horses in canada.

      1. Hi, Bev. Mr. Harper’s contact information is: http://www.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliament/ProfileMP.aspx?Key=170287&Language=E
        Certainly, he himself won’t be reading your email but whoever does would, hopefully, convey your thoughts especially as you’re from the US. Horse supporters from the U.S. could also let them know that they won’t be visiting the Stampede as it promotes violence against animals. Losing tourist dollars would really send a message. Thanks!

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