From Jane Tabor at the Globe and Mail. The boys of winter hit the ice. A team of Tory MPs, including some cabinet ministers, is traveling from west to east, playing hockey and raising money for local charities. The Tory team usually loses badly but the MPs are having fun while doing it. Last night the boys got together in Tory MP Gord Brown’s eastern Ontario riding, raising over $70,000 for the United Way of Leeds Grenville. Mr. Brown won’t give the score, “Let's just leave the score out … United Way won big.” He said that he and Defence Minister Peter MacKay both scored while New Brunswick Tory MP, Rob Moore scored a hat trick.
Last weekend, the team was in Edmonton Tory MP James Rajotte’s riding, raising $60,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Leduc. Team Conservative, Mr. Rajotte said, lost 9 to 5 to the “Leduc Dream Team.” Mr. Rajotte, who also played last night, said that the way they viewed the game in his riding was that “we tied the first period, lost the second and won the third.”
Regulars on team are Defence Minister MacKay, Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro, Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Alberta MP Mike Lake.
WTG Team Tory!
Just imagine the trash talk that happens when they play the Liberals.