The Prime Minister is In

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Maverick! Visionary Leader! Champion of Accountable Government!

The prime minister announces…[trumpets]…that he will enter the National Press Building and stand before…[pinch nose here]…journalists, to answer questions. Maybe.

And in the spirit of open government, he makes this announcement 20 months into his mandate, after using the PMO to stonewall the “free” press [such as it is] in its attempts to…I don’t know…ask questions of our elected leaders.

Further, he gives you all an extravagant amount of notice! 67 minutes. See below for the notification, which took over 15 minutes to make it into my email box…but then again, I live in Vancouver.

I shit you not.

The throne speech is on October 16th, World Food Day. Expect a non-confidence motion and a winter election.

——– Original Message ——–

Subject: Notice
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 14:38:38 -0400
From: PMO

>From the Prime Minister’s Web Site (

Public events for October 3, 2007

October 3, 2007
Ottawa, Ontario

Public event for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for today, October 3rd are:

3:45 p.m. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be available to take questions from the media.

Press Theatre
National Press Building
150 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

*Open to media*

The Prime Minister’s Office – Communications
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Stephen Elliott-Buckley

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