Two juicy tidbits today from the incredible Question Mark and the Mysterions -- how I think of my friends and colleagues in the Star's political bureaux -- who blog here.
How about this pipeline? Seems that at a secret Liberal caucus confab today
Ralph Goodale, the Liberal House leader, brought proceedings to halt when he interrupted to say that one of the Liberal MPs was surreptitiously using a Blackberry to pass on everything that was being said to CTV reporter Robert Fife, according to one participant.
As for the government side, seems it likes to keep a lid on matters -- as usual. A newser to be held by Prime Minister Stephen Harper was cancelled because his media handlers don't like it when they can't pick and choose who get to ask the questions.
Carolyn Stewart Olsen, Harper's press secretary, waded into the group of reporters to try and broker a compromise. But she found that the reporters, unhappy at the PMO's moves to limit media access to the government, were in no mood to accede to Harper's demands.
As if they'd ever be in the mood for such a thing.