Prime Minister to deliver keynote at O.F.A.H. annual conference

Posted on February 9th, 2009

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) is pleased to announce that the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, will deliver the keynote address at the 81 st O.F.A.H. Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife Conference in Mississauga. “We are delighted that Prime Minister Harper has accepted an invitation to speak at our annual conference,” said O.F.A.H. Executive Director Mike Reader. “O.F.A.H. members represent a broad crosssection of the outdoor community. We look forward to hearing from the Prime Minister on a number of key issues of interest and concern to our delegates.” The O.F.A.H. Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife Conference, will be held March 19-21, 2009 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort in Mississauga, and will draw hundreds of attendees. The agenda includes a variety of speakers covering such timely issues as the provincial moose program review, hydro power, and the youth demographics of angling and hunting. The conference culminates in an awards banquet on the Saturday evening, at which the Prime Minister will speak. The Conservative platform includes  crapping the long-gun registry and overhauling Canada’s justice system, putting more police on the streets and increased security at the border. Harper believes, as do many O.F.A.H. members, that law-abiding firearms owners are not a threat to national security, and that billons of taxpayers’ dollars have been wasted on the gun registry. The Federation supports Mr. Harper’s plan to scrap the registry and redirect the money to addressing the illegal trade in firearms that is smuggling guns into the country for the sole purpose of committing crimes. This will be the second time Mr. Harper has addressed Federation members. While leader of the opposition in 2005, he delivered the keynote at the annual conference. Stephen Harper was first elected Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister in February, 2006. He was reelected for a second term in October, 2008. The 81 st  O.F.A.H. Annual General Meeting and Fish Wildlife Conference is open to the public. Delegates may register online at www.ofah.org/conference or by calling 705-748-6324 ext 230. With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 655 member clubs, the O.F.A.H. is the largest nonprofit, charitable, fishing, hunting and conservation-based organization in Ontario, and the voice of anglers and hunters. For more information, visit www.ofah.org 


Greg Farrant

Manager, Government Relations

and Communications

705-748-6324 ext 236


Lezlie Goodwin

Communications Coordinator

705-748-6324 ext 270


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