I wasn’t quite sure how to approach the security breach of our Prime Minister’s safety during the Vancouver Board of Trade talk yesterday, but I see Spin Assassin had done an excellent job so I will refer you there.
The ease with which the activists got into the venue is appalling (Record link here):
While reporters and TV camera operators were forced to have their equipment examined by a police dog, there appeared to be little in place — such as a security checkpoint to check credentials or ID — that would have prevented anyone from just walking into the room.
One of the two protesters, local activist Sean Devlin, said he and his colleague weren’t stopped or approached by security at any point before they walked on stage.”
This is a non-partisan issue. The activists admitted to CBC they would have done the same if a Liberal government had been in power and held the same environmental policy on pipelines.
Canadians deserve better.
So does our Prime Minister and his family – even if he did handle the incident with humour and grace.
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) January 6, 2014
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