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Canada's embarrassing PM Stephen Harper

PM Stephen Harper just doesn’t get it – the meaning of certain words and phrases. When he speaks about press freedom, human rights, accountability and transparency, it all sounds like a cartooon dog’s impression of human-speak: “qwa-qwau-kwonk-qua-quonk.” For examples to all of the above, keep reading.

Strangely, all it may take is a little misdirection to get the media wondering if they’ve gone too far.

Globe & Mail:  Harper lauds press freedom in speech, doesn’t take questions from reporters

CBC:  Journalists enhance Canadians’ freedom: PM

CBC:  Power Panel (Nov 20): Kathleen Petty, Don Martin and Rob Russo discuss the Afghan detainee controversy.

CBC Inside Politics Blogs: Janyce  McGregor: The report Amir Attaran showed us

CTV:  Detainee treatment a concern ‘for some time’: MacKay

National Post editorial: Don’t waterboard the messenger