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Conservative Leader Stephen Harper speaks to reporters after the collapse of the Government in Ottaway, March 25, 2011. (Sean Kilpatrick/Sean Kilpatrick / CP)
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper speaks to reporters after the collapse of the Government in Ottaway, March 25, 2011. (Sean Kilpatrick/Sean Kilpatrick / CP)

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Stephen Harper's five-question limit : Election letter of the day, April 15 Add to ...

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Stephen Harper's five-question limit

I applaud William Kaplan for criticizing the media for tolerating Stephen Harper's refusal to take more than five questions a day. (I say "take" because he does not actually answer most of the questions he does take.) The five-question limit translates into only two in each official language on national issues plus one on a local subject. Mr. Kaplan suggests journalists refuse to cover Mr. Harper's campaign for a long as he deigns not to deal with their questions.

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Here's another suggestion. After Mr. Harper takes five questions, the cameras should keep rolling to record the questions he ignores. This would allow Canadians to see he continues to treat the fourth estate with as much disdain as he treated our Parliament.

Richard Brown

Manotick, Ont.

 

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