He wasn't really being partisan. It's just that, for Wayne, prime ministers are 'friends with benefits.'
“In 1981, I did a luncheon for prime minister (Pierre) Trudeau at the time. In 1986, Mr. (Brian) Mulroney and (his wife) Mila asked me to host an event for a charity of their choice, which I did,” he said in an interview about his No. 99 Wayne Gretzky Collection fashion line.
The 54-year-old Gretzky also recalled joining Jean Chrétien in the Czech Republic in 2003 to help promote Canada’s bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
“When Mr. Harper reached out to me and asked me to do a Q&A with him, it’s simple: I can’t vote in this country. But . . . when the prime minister of Canada calls you, you say: ‘OK, I’ll do the favour for you.’ So whoever is going to be the next prime minister, if they call me for the favour I’d reach out again.”
Keep an eye on Justin, Sophie. Wayne's ready to "reach out again."