An amusing sidelight to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association AGM in Toronto was when a reporter from the Toronto Star showed up at the banquet where NRA President Sandra Froman was to give her talk to the attendees. When he was told that this was a private event he said that he had an invitation.
Now the Toronto Star has been consistently negative on firearm issues over the years and he certainly had not received an invitation from the organizers. It turns out that the “invitation” came from Wendy Cuckier of the Coalition for Gun Control in the form of an email, telling him that this supper was an event that he should not miss. In fact he appeared to be under the impression that he was going to meet Wendy there.
He was not a happy camper when he took his leave.
Wendy said it was all a misunderstanding and that the email was really a press release. However it was not the same as the press release that the Coalition had placed on the Canadian News Service.
A little gamesmanship that backfired.