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Trudeau will be no-show at this year's Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is looking a little less political this year.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t make it to the 2017 Stampede, his office said Tuesday.

“Unfortunately due to scheduling constraints, he will not be attending this year,” press secretary Cameron Ahmad said in an email.

Trudeau was at the Stampede last year as PM, hitting the pancake breakfasts of MP’s Darshan Kang and Kent Hehr and meeting with Premier Rachel Notley, and had previously attended the event as an opposition leader and MP.

The Wildrose meanwhile has cancelled its annual Stampede Stomp BBQ, originally set for Wednesday, due to “logistical reasons.”

In an email, party executive director Jeremy Nixon made note of the upcoming July 22 vote of Wildrose members to decide whether to unite with the Progressive Conservatives in the new United Conservative Party.

He said party leader Brian Jean, MLAs and party officials are “are working hard to drum up support for unity in advance of the vote.”

Politicians will still be thick on the ground during Stampede however. Notley is expected to take part in Friday’s kick-off parade along and will host the premier’s breakfast at McDougall Centre on July 10.

Numerous MLAs and MPs will have their own events as well, while Jason Kenney will host his annual Stampede breakfast for the first time as PC leader this Saturday.

Andrew Scheer will also make his Stampede debut as federal Conservative leader, speaking Saturday at the fundraising barbecue at Heritage Park where former prime minister Stephen Harper was the man of the hour for years.