Given that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has vowed to bypass the national media and talk only to regional and local reporters, it is with some puzzlement that we here in the Star's Ottawa bureau received this email in the past 24 hours.
Dear Media Outlet,
The Prime Minister's Office is in the process of updating our nationwide media contact database.
In order to ensure that your news organization is included in our database, please send a reply to this email with your contact information
Office telephone number:
Thanking you in advance and awaiting your reply,