The Prime Ministers Office has laid down strict rules regarding media access during the Obama visit, limiting the length of Obama’s meetings with our Head of State and the Leader of the opposition. Our Governor General Michaelle Jean will meet with Obama for 15 minutes in an airport bar and the leader of opposition has had his originally scheduled 30 minute meeting reduced to a shorter 15 minute meeting in an airport hangar. The media will not be allowed to televise those meetings.
Teneycke, Harper’s director of apparently non-communication has also threatened to cancel the press conference if, at any point in the day, a Canadian reporter shouts out a question without being invited to do so. Although it is not much of a press conference, as the two leaders will only take four questions - two from each country's media.
Hmm 4 questions:
Mr Harper are you going to apologize for your interference in the Ohio primary when your government slagged Mr. Obama over NAFTA and Mr. Obama will you accept the Prime Ministers apology?
Mr Obama, when can we expect Omar Khadr, the child soldier that has been imprisoned in Guantanamo, to be repatriated to Canada and Mr. Harper will you apologize to the Canadian public?
Mr Obama since 60% of Canadians would of voted for you in the US election and 62% of Canadians did not vote for Mr. Harper, what are your plans for winning over the remaining 2% of the progressive Canadians and Mr. Harper you do not need to answer this question?
One just for you Mr. Prime Minister. Now that the audio experts have found that the Zytaruk tape was not altered. Can you please explain whether you authorized your party’s attempted bribe of an independent member of parliament, who also happened to be dying of cancer?