It would appear that somebody forgot to tell our national press gallery that Stockwell Day is not the minister in charge of the census, as a group of reporters ambushed him with census questions when he was attempting to discuss Canada's stellar economic performance. The fact that he was harangued with questions about another minister's portfolio is headline news to Jane Taber, setting the agenda at the Globe and Mail. In her editorial, Jane never mentions that the census is not Day's portfolio; she merely delights in journalists refusing to ask questions about Stock's actual responsibilities.
Is this going to be the new professional standard for our journalists? If Peter MacKay announces a press conference to discuss our military, will the journalists bombard him with census questions?