Friday, August 11, 2006

A Big Blackberry Photo challenge!

Lawrence Martin caused a bit of a furore in the progressive blogosphere the other day with his column claiming that a pilot lost his job for insisting that Prime Minister Stephen Harper stop using his BlackBerry. For details, see POGGE, or Dr. Dawg, among others.

Sandra Buckler, Harper's communications director, replies to these charges in Martin's column today, claiming not only that it was a laptop rather than a BlackBerry involved in the incident, but that "For the record, the Prime Minister does not own a BlackBerry. He and his staff fully respect all of the rules of Transport Canada and all electronic equipment, including laptops being turned off before takeoff. I know of no dispute. I cannot speak to the motivations of the pilot."

So... everyone else in governmental Ottawa with a pulse uses a BlackBerry, but not the Prime Minister? Or is it that he doesn't "own" one himself, but uses a government-issued one?

Does anyone have a picture, say from the election campaign, of our PM using a BlackBerry? If you do, it's time to dig it out and post it for all to see!

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1 Comments:

At 2:17 am, Anonymous macadavy said...

I can believe the press secretary spoke truthily - Harper probably doesn't own the laptop refered to either - we do!

 

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