'Unprecedented': Staffers drown out reporters by clapping at Doug Ford news conference - 2018-08-09

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F182.png 'Unprecedented': Staffers drown out reporters by clapping at Doug Ford news conference August 9, 2018, Matt Galloway, As It Happens, CBC Radio

When reporters tried to ask Ontario Premier Doug Ford questions at a Tuesday news conference about new funding to prevent gun violence, they were once again intentionally drowned out by applause.

The premier's government was criticized last week when staffers applauded Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod's announcement to scrap Ontario's basic income pilot program.

Cynthia Mulligan, a reporter for CityNews, attempted to ask the government employees whether they were instructed to clap. She spoke to As It Happens guest host Matt Galloway about what she learned.

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{{cite news | first = Matt | last = Galloway | title = 'Unprecedented': Staffers drown out reporters by clapping at Doug Ford news conference | url = https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.4779154/unprecedented-staffers-drown-out-reporters-by-clapping-at-doug-ford-news-conference-1.4779157 | work = As It Happens | publisher = CBC Radio | date = August 9, 2018 | accessdate = May 24, 2019 }}