Monday, January 22, 2007

But will there be punch and pie?

What do you get for a one year anniversary? It’s paper, right? I can think of a few things we could write on the card...

P.S. I wonder who is paying for this birthday party? I trust it’s not the taxpayers, surely Citizen Steve wouldn’t do that.

Public events for January 23, 2007

January 22, 2007
Ottawa, Ontario

Public events for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Tuesday, January 23rd are:

12:00 p.m. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will deliver remarks at the rally marking the one-year anniversary of the election.

The Adam Room – Ground Level
The Fairmont Ch√Ęteau Laurier Hotel
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 8S7

*Open to media*

Note: Media are asked to bring valid employment identification for accreditation.

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Robert McClelland said...

Did you miss the last line of the press release?

Jeff said...

The media accreditation bit Robert?

Robert McClelland said...

Yes. I've never seen that on a government press release before. Have you?

Jeff said...

I don't think I have. It is a little unusual, particularly given that it is an Ottawa event, steps from the hill, so it will mainly be Hill reporters attending and I'd think their existing PPG accreditation would suffice.

While it's a tad defensive to say it explicitly on the release it is practice though, you can't just walk off the street and cover an event by the PM. When Martin came to my town for an event a few years back as the riding comms guy I had to pre-accredit the local media and print badges for them. It's a security thing.