Duly Quoted: Karl Bélanger
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Duly Quoted: Karl Bélanger

“The TV screen was up there, he moved her arm to be able to see…She was clearly not upset or anything like that. She is a friend of a former NDP candidate who happened to sit beside them for the game. They shared a great Canadian moment and enjoyed a few beers together.”
—Jack Layton’s press secretary Karl Bélanger, who will have you know that his boss in no way grabbed and moved a woman’s arm out of the way so that he would be more visible in a CTV crowd reaction shot during yesterday’s men’s Olympic hockey game. Bélanger refuted our article, which said as much, to the Globe.