Saskatchewan’s Conflict of Interest Commissioner & Registrar of Lobbyists is saying Stephen Harper hasn’t done any lobbying in Saskatchewan.
Questions about that arose after Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and cabinet Minister Jeremy Harrison were seen speaking at a game on July 29th between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Calgary Stampeders.
An exciting evening of Western Canadian football @calstampeders @sskroughriders! Thank you for the Saskatchewan hospitality @PremierScottMoe, @AndrewScheer and @BradWall306! pic.twitter.com/ZMvlIrcwv9
— Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) July 29, 2018
Ronald Barclay said investigating this did take a couple days.
“I talked to the relevant parties and came to the conclusion that there was absolutely no lobbying,” he said.
Barclay classified the event as a social one, as several other politicians were there, including the Lieutenant-Governors of Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Brad Wall was also in attendance at the game, but was in another corporate box and came over to have his photo taken with Harper.
— Brad Wall (@BradWall306) July 29, 2018
Another issue raised regarding the whether or not of members of the Saskatchewan Legislature to receive an invitation from Harvard.
“Of course, I assertained they paid for their tickets,” said Barclay. “Once I obtained all the facts, it wasn’t a difficult matter. There’s obviously no conflict at all.”