Today I campaigned in three ridings on southern Vancouver Island. My own as well as in Cowichan Malahat Langford for Fran Hunt-Jinouchi and in Victoria with Jo-Ann Roberts. What a dynamic team.
The on-going question of the use of children in scouting uniforms became more surprising today. The photos were taken in Campbell River, but the scout group in question travelled there from my riding. That’s not just a hike – that’s about four hours drive. The scout leader in question, Victoria lawyer Bruce Hallsor, was the financial agent for Conservative Cabinet minister Gary Lunn in the 2011 election campaign.
In 2008, he was referenced in the Tyee for some pretty interesting political work:
“In the 308 ridings across Canada, 59 third-party groups registered with Elections Canada. Five registered in Saanich-Gulf Islands using the same address -- a law firm that includes Bruce Hallsor, a Lunn supporter.”
So, those were not local kids, but kids with a scout leader who takes “be prepared” in a whole different direction!