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Stephen Harper Appears With Trevor Linden – Marketing Stunt?

At the Canucks game Monday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was seen with Trevor Linden “fueling speculation about the former hockey star’s political ambitions.” Harper’s wasted no time tweeting a picture of himself and Captain Canuck, which no doubt caused a buzz.

Simon Fraser University marketing professor Lindsay Meredith told CTV News that the picture is likely an effort to boost Harper’s image in advance of a possible spring election.

“The prime minister is really looking to get at a market he can’t get at, frankly, because he’s kind of a boring conservative,” Meredith said.

“What’s he after? That whole hockey crowd, folks who will follow Trevor Linden through hell and high water.”

During his visit in the 604, he heavily reduced the crime prevention funds. MLA Sukh Dhaliwal wasn’t happy with the news as he shared his thoughts:

To read more of Sukh Dhaliwal’s view on the situation, click here

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