On Thursday, Harper was asked to explain why — when Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and NDP leader Jack Layton provide news conferences with no limits on questions — he insists on no more five questions.We are about two days away from full meltdown. Recommend this Post
Harper chose not to answer that question and moved on to the next questioner.
When journalists then pressed him for an answer to the question he ignored, Harper said. "If there's another subject I'll answer it."
That led to another question from a journalist, who noted that politicians such as himself promise openness and accountability. With that in mind, he was asked again, why the limit on questions during the campaign?
"If there are other subjects I'm not addressing, I'll take them. What's the subject? One subject."
Journalists asked another question, about Canada's position about the conflict in Libya. Harper answered and then ended the news conference.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Harper shuts down his own press conference.