More turbulent relations between journalists and Stephen Harper on the campaign trail.  A crowed of partisan supporters apparently led by Conservative staffers, created shouting chaos when CBC’s Terry Milewski pressed Harper with followup questions.

The incident, in Mississauga on Saturday, followed Milewski’s questions about the links between a man acquitted in the Air India bombing and a Conservative candidate. But Bruce Cheadle, of Canadian Press, reports: 
“A Conservative staffer near the reporter prompted the crowd of about 500 into sustained, aggressive applause that lasted more than a minute, drowning out the reporter’s repeated efforts to get a response from Harper.
The crowd eventually surged to its feet to shield the prime minister from the line of inquiry, while staffers led cheers of “Harper!””



More turbulent relations between journalists and Stephen Harper on the campaign trail.  A crowed of partisan supporters apparently led by Conservative staffers, created shouting chaos when CBC’s Terry Milewski pressed Harper with followup questions.

The incident, in Mississauga on Saturday, followed Milewski’s questions about the links between a man acquitted in the Air India bombing and a Conservative candidate. But Bruce Cheadle, of Canadian Press, reports: 
“A Conservative staffer near the reporter prompted the crowd of about 500 into sustained, aggressive applause that lasted more than a minute, drowning out the reporter’s repeated efforts to get a response from Harper.
The crowd eventually surged to its feet to shield the prime minister from the line of inquiry, while staffers led cheers of “Harper!””

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