Hudak and Elliott campaigns protest party decision on London debate

I received news this evening that the PC Party had moved to prohibit recording devices from a leaders debate to occur today in London. I’ve verified with a reporter covering the race that this indeed was the case. The Elliott and Hudak campaigns were quick to protest the decision. Here are their emails (forwarded to me by the respective campaigns).

The Elliott campaign,

and the Hudak campaign,

Finally, I’ve heard that the party will go ahead and allow reporters to use recording devices during the debate.

UPDATE: This is confirmed. Here is the media advisory from the party.

Good luck in the debate, Mr. Dion

On a question at the University of Western Ontario today regarding instituting a tax on windfall profits for oil companies, Liberal leader Stephane Dion had this to say:

Maybe Elizabeth May will step in and answer all of Stephane Dion’s questions for him on October 2nd when the federal leaders debate.

Also, when politicians deflect in answering a question they don’t care to answer or don’t understand, they don’t tell people they are doing so. So, my respect to Mr. Dion for telling us he doesn’t know about the issues.