Politics, Policy

Politics takes its toll: Thoughts on the Parliamentary Press Gallery’s 150th anniversary

From the elder Trudeau to Harper, reporters hold elected officials to account, and let the chips fall where they may.

Former prime minister Jean Chrétien testifies at the Gomery commission in Ottawa on Feb. 8, 2005. The cascading scandal was a field day for reporters month after month and the fallout knocked the Liberals into also-ran status in elections for years. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By LES WHITTINGTON

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:00 AM

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