Once again rumours are circulating that Shawn Graham did not appreciate the bind that Francis McGuire put him in last week with his comments about making northern towns commuter towns. A tight leash is being put on McGuire as the Liberal spin machine tries to figure out how to do damage control.
This is apparently why no public consultations have been announced and why no public "Blog" has been launched on the self-sufficiency website as promised. McGuire promised the "Blog" during the task force launch as a way "to spur discussion about various issues that crop up." This could be one of those issues. Perhaps they want to avoid discussing this one any further.
IN RELATED NEWS...
Interesting notes from the three English dailies on January 24, 2007, the day following the storm created by McGuire's comments.
The Moncton paper reported that "McGuire was in Quebec City yesterday and couldn't be reached for comment."
The Fredericton paper reported that "McGuire was out of the country and unavailable for comment Tuesday."
The Saint John paper apparently was able to reach McGuire somewhere for comment as they had a lengthy article trying to "Calm the storm."