By Kady O’Malley CBC Inside Politics January 27, 2012
UPDATE: For your contextual perusing pleasure, here’s the news release that seems to have triggered the after-hours response from PMO, in which “foreign radicals” EcoJustice, ForestEthics, Raincoast Conservation and the Living Oceans Society call on the review panel to “affirm its impartiality in the face of government interference.”
The groups have also filed a motion (PDF) that, if accepted, would oblige the panel to determine if “recent statements by the Prime Minister or by the Minister of Natural Resources … constitute an attempt by those ministers to undermine or to have had the effect of undermining the Panel hearing process or the credibility of any intervenor or any Person appearing before the Panel … and identify the steps that it will take to correct such unfairness”. Read the supporting documents here.
When it comes to keeping Canadians — or, at least, those on its mailing list — apprised of the very latest nefarious pipeline approval-delaying schemes allegedly being cooked up by “foreign radicals” within our midst, the PMO InfoAlerteBot is ever vigilant.
(For the record, as far as I can tell, all three four groups listed in this evening’s dispatch are, in fact, Canadian.)