President-elect Donald Trump’s recently appointed counselor Kellyanne Conway has cancelled her plans to visit with Canadian business executives last week. Conway was scheduled to speak at a dinner in Calgary, Alberta hosted by the Alberta Prosperity Fund.
“I can tell you that Ms. Conway’s office and our own have tried every option at our disposal to make this work and, unfortunately, a visit is just not possible at this time,” said Barry McNamar, the fund’s president, in a news release on Saturday.
McNamar did not return calls by The Daily Caller on Sunday to clarify the reason for the cancellation.
The sponsoring group is a conservative political action committee that planned to use the visit by Conway to highlight opportunities in Canada’s energy industry — specifically in the oil sands project in northern Alberta — where petroleum is squeezed from the earth. The dinner was a sold-out event.
On Friday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office confirmed that he will not be attending the Trump inauguration on Jan. 20 and will instead embark on a coast to coast tour of rural Canada.
“He is not going to the inauguration but there will be a Canadian delegation,” said press secretary Cameron Ahmad.