In another gotcha type story by the anti-Conservative media, Steven Chase from the Globe and the Canadian Press both run the same armoured-car angle while Roger Smith from CTV chimes in on Twitter:
Stephen Harper is touring Indian cities using armour-clad vehicles that were shipped from Canada for that purpose – a measure normally used in extremely unsafe areas such as Afghanistan.
The extraordinary security provision raises questions about why the Indian government couldn’t furnish the Canadian prime minister with adequately-protected vehicles for his visit (see here)
Two armoured cars were shipped to India from Canada to shuttle Prime Minister Stephen Harper around during a six-day, four-city tour this week.
The move is an unusual one for a Canadian prime minister. Harper has only brought his own transportation to two other nations — Haiti and Afghanistan (see here)
CTV’s Smith –
PM limos: was there security threat? Indian cars not safe enough? Or simply not big enuf? PMO says ask RCMP, which isn’t saying (see here)
Notice the CP headline “Harper ships armor-clad cars to India for 6-day trip” which is patently false as Harper has no say about his security. The Globe ran the same headline but has now changed it to “RCMP shipped armour-clad…”
Smith and Chase both know full-well that the RCMP over-see the PM’s security and by questioning it, they continue to feed the Harper-deranged Left.
By trying to paint Harper as some sort of touring Presidential Elite they have further exposed their own unethical practises.
Update: David Akin from Sun News shamefully jumps into this as well (see here)
National Post’s lie of a headline “Harper boosts security on six-day India visit with special armoured vehicles shipped from Canada”
Update: NDP and Liberals keep pushing this media-lie
Bob Rae “I don’t think it is necessary for a Canadian prime minister to do that … we have never done that”
Charlie Angus “If I was the Indian government, I would be pretty outraged that this prime minister thinks that the largest democracy in the world can’t handle his needs.He needed two limos. What, one for him, the other one for his ego?” (see here)