Duly Quoted: The Conservative Approach to the Media

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Duly Quoted: The Conservative Approach to the Media

The Conservatives would rather not answer questions from the media.

“We don’t go by your deadlines, sir. We go by our deadlines and you don’t happen to accept that.”

—A volunteer for MP Joe Daniel (Conservative, Don Valley North) explains why the incumbent won’t speak to a Star reporter. Earlier, a Daniel volunteer told an Ottawa Citizen journalist that the backbench MP would not answer any media inquiries for the duration of the campaign. The Star reports that this is part of an indirect edict across the country where Conservative candidates have “been told no debates and no media.”

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