Follow that PM
Never mind the huge snow storm that socked in Ottawa and most of central Canada over the weekend, that was not going to stop the prime minister from making a holiday announcement at a place of his choosing. Come Monday morning, he was already on the road.
This early press conference would take place in an old Salvation Army warehouse in the west end of Ottawa, in an industrial mall that most reporters had never been anywhere near, let alone with a PM.
Taxis couldn't find it, reporters were stuck in snow in those same taxis and satellite trucks were found kilometres away looking for the country's prime minister. Where in the world is ...?
Eventually everyone met up and Harper announced his planned legislation that would lead to safer toys. Surrounded by an instant backdrop of over-sized children's toys, Harper said he didn't want "Canadians to have to worry about the toys they are putting under the tree." The proposed legislation will allow for mandatory product recalls and will "force importers to take responsibility for products they bring into Canada." It is also supposed to lead to increased inspections of certain imported goods.
Citing other duties, Harper left Health Minister Tony Clement to field all the tough questions about toys. And off he went, the undisputed winner of yet another game of chase.
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