Stephen Harper's still in the game -- and looking to score - 2019-08-09
Eight years ago, almost to this very day, an informal gathering of 700 federal Conservative faithful was convened by then MPs Patrick Brown and Kellie Leitch at a barbecue held at the late Toronto mayor Rob Ford's home.
The surprise special guest? Then prime minister Stephen Harper, who told of his adventures on the water with his new fishing buddy, Rob Ford, before talking party business.
"We started cleaning up the left-wing mess federally in this area, Rob is doing it municipally and we've got to complete the hat trick and do it provincially as well," Harper, using a hockey metaphor, said to the cheering crowd.