Invitation only

On Tuesday, we told you Prime Minister Stephen Harper was scheduled to address the provincial legislature next week. The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer reported additional details yesterday, writing that speech would take place Thursday and "was not by invitation from the provincial government. Rather it was Ottawa's idea." When contrasted with the Harper administration's recent decision to prorogue parliament, that news became a source of controversy. So the prime minister's office needed to say something. And this is what is said: Premier Gordon Campbell has invited Mr. Harper to speak to the legislature. But no decision has yet been made as to whether that offer will be accepted. This, according to Canwest News Service's David Akin. Fancy that!

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