PMO backs down on threat to bar journalist for asking Stephen Harper a question - 2013-10-02
OTTAWA—Until someone in Stephen Harper's office found a hidden stash of maturity Wednesday afternoon, Dave Ellis was going to be prevented from doing his job.
Ellis is a CTV photo journalist with 28 years' experience.
His crime? He asked the prime minister a question in New York last week.
For that grave offence, Harper's office was prepared to prevent him from boarding the prime minister's plane Thursday morning bound for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Ellis was to provide the television pictures to all Canadian networks during Harper's week-long trip, which includes an APEC summit.