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Peter Kent’s smoking tent


 

Peter Kent, the broadcaster-turned-Conservative candidate for Thornhill, Ont., held a fundraising BBQ in the backyard of his Toronto-area home that he’s finally moving into after more than two years of renovations. Stephen Harper posters decorated a ladder under a low chandelier so folks would avoid bumping their heads.

  

Environment Minister John Baird was the guest of honour, seen here, on the right, with Kent.

 

Kent’s house was originally built in 1842. He has received a Heritage Markham Award of Excellence for the restoration work he’s done on the property.

 

Baird and Norm Gardner, former chair of the Toronto Police Services.

  

Baird and Rev. James Clubine of the United Church of Canada. The environment minister is also a member of the United Church.

 

Baird and Brayden Akers, President of the Ontario PC Youth Association.

  

Isaac Apter, a foreign affairs worker bee and David Emerson staffer.

It got smoky under the tent that covered the BBQ.

 A few of the munchies.


 


 
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Peter Kent’s smoking tent

  1. Is it just me, or is being photographed at a barbecue with paper plates holding a can of beer a mis-step waiting to happen for an environment minister?

  2. I feel a tad mean, but is it usual for politicians to have corporate sponsors like Coke for fundraisers? And that spread — doritos? And Costco cookies — REALLY? Gues he blew all his wad on restoring the house…

    Also, far be it for my to defend Hot Air Baird, but if you look closely, he’s holding a diet Coke…as in, he’s doing product placement for the corporate sponsor.

    I used to kind of like Peter Kent…too bad.

  3. “Peter Kent, the broadcaster-turned-Conservative candidate for Thornhill, Ont., held a fundraising BBQ in the backyard of his Toronto-area home that he’s finally moving into after more than two years of renovations”

    Excuse me, but should Kent be living in the riding he’s running in?

  4. “Isaac Apter, a foreign affairs worker bee and David Emerson staffer.”

    Of all the staffers in Ottawa, you would think that Mr. Apter would be aware of the fashion faux-pas that is a white shirt with beige pants!

  5. Isaac Apter is a total homo

  6. Don’t think that Coke was a sponsor – just the marquis brought along by the BBQ chef!

    As for the house, it *is* in Thornhill, which is Peter’s riding…he’s spent most of the last two years up there, restoring the property.

  7. The first five comments are pathetic. Uninteresting and ill informed attempts at taking a nice event into the gutter. How very Liberal.

    Thanks to Anon for breathing intelligence into this bleak space by correcting the errors of the commentators preceding.

    “Joe”s rather offensive if not slanderous ejaculation is in a separate class altogether and warrants editorial deletion.

    I had mild hopes that Canadians reading MacLeans might be above moron level political discourse. How sadly disappointing to find this untrue.

  8. Are you kidding me? Am I really reading what I think I’m reading? Uh oh, a man is holding a beer! Well, he might as well resign. That’s just crazy. An adult enjoying a legal beverage. This is simply getting out of control. I have to say the best is MJ Patchouli. That’s right, I’m sure there was a ton of money for product placement handed out. Because companies always pay large sums of money on the chance that someone will take a pic and post it on a blog for all 15 people to see. If you want to see real issues visit Peter’s website. http://www.peterkent.ca

    I invite all intelligent people to take a look, read the points, and see what Mr. Kent and Mr. Harper have planned for the country. Then make an objective decision. I’m sure (as I have) you will decide these are the leaders to take Canada forward.

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