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.
CTV: Detainee treatment a concern ‘for some time’: MacKay
National Post editorial: Don’t waterboard the messenger