Harper and media control

Canadian Press reports that the RCMP is evicting journalists from a Charlottetown hotel lobby at the request of the Prime Minister’s Office.

The federal Conservative party is holding its annual summer caucus at the hotel. Police in plainclothes and the hotel manager “told reporters that the Prime Minister’s Office had requested all media be barred from the premises,” reported CP.

The story also noted, “The Conservatives have set up a media room in a Government of Canada office across the street from the hotel, and have promised to bring MPs to the building for interviews “where appropriate.”

“Appropriate,” eh.