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Friday, September 19, 2008 

RCMP Should Provide Security For May

"HALIFAX: As Elizabeth May launched her party’s platform in the Grand Parade in Halifax on Wednesday, an angry heckler interrupted her news conference as she attacked Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s economic policy. [...] But John Bennett, her communications director, said he got nervous watching the heckler on TV from his Ottawa office. "If that heckler had had malicious intent, there was nobody between him and her," he said. "There was a row of microphones and a couple of women with her."
The RCMP provide teams of trained plainclothes Mounties to protect Mr. Harper, Liberal Leader Stephane Dion, Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe and NDP Leader Jack Layton but haven’t offered Ms. May the same thing."

Halifax Chronicle Herald

In spite of my little dust up with John Bennett of the Greens, I think that the time has come to say Ms. May should be given a minimum of security during the remainder of this campaign.

An incident with a gun carrying man outside of Jack Layton's event the other day brings into focus the fact that these leaders put their lives on the line for what they believe. There are a lot of kooks and crazies running around out there and far too many handguns.

Clearly, an evaluation needs to be done of current security measures for national party leaders. Until that is done by someone, I think that we should be cautious.

So ... note to the RCMP ..... consider increasing security for Elizabeth May for the remainder of this election campaign.


I agree, and am surprised she doesn't have an RCMP guard. She's running to be Prime Minister for goodness sake, and could wind up the leader of the party with the balance of power this election. The RCMP haul off media in handcuffs for heckling Harper, but aren't at May's public appearances? What tripe.


JimBobby is not on the spot to throw his body between the girl of his dreams and a speeding bullet?

Just kidding.

In all seriousness, I strongly believe that Elizabeth May should have plainclothes security during the campaign.

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